This piece was made out of laser cut mat-board, with an embedded mirror as the surface of the water, and framed with stained hickory. The wall hanging piece is 33 in x 43 in x 4 in

After visiting this amazing national park this May, I decided to recreate it with a bit of a psychedelic spin.

I use a laser cutter at a local maker space here in Colorado (Tinkermill in Longmont). I cut out the layers from 28 different sheets of colored mat-board, then I glue the sheets back together with spray adhesive and some added PVA glue. there is a sheet of mirrored glass embedded into the mat-board at the elevation of the water surface. Finally, I framed it all is some dark stained hickory wood. If you have any more questions comment or email, I’d love to know your thoughts!

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45º view of the piece

Full piece with clouds reflected on the surface of the “water”

Looking south across Crater Lake

Timelapse of clouds moving across the water

“Yer a Wizard Island” -Hagrid (probably)

Look at that little crater on the top of Wizard Island, so cute

Wizard Island from the west shore

The jagged wall of the crater, on the south shore

View of Wizard Island from the south rim lodge

Artist with his dog