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Cartography is the art of mapmaking that combines science and aesthetics. Woodmapping creates beautiful handcrafted objects using both modern and traditional techniques. Each wood map starts with locally sourced woods, selected for its rich color and grain. The map graphics are composed to marry with the wood characteristics and laser engraved multiple times to create depth and texture. A contrasting wood species is  inlayed by hand to represent bodies of water and then each piece is hand sanded and finished. The first series of maps “Willamette River Series A” depicts the Willamette River as it meanders through the heart of Portland.

Don Lee is a local artist, architect and inventor who started Woodmapping to as a creative outlet, “I love the immediacy and tactile process of woodworking”.



Don Lee’s beautifully detailed woodmapping pieces will adorn the Redux gallery walls for a full two months running from February 6th through March 31st 2015. Join us for the opening reception during the Eastside First Friday Art Walk on February 6th from 6pm-9:30pm, snacks and beverages will be provided!


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