Mark Powell – Drawings on Recycled Material

UK based illustrator Mark Powell creates detailed and meticulous ink drawings on recycled materials. The London based artist uses discarded maps, post cards and envelopes as the base for photorealistic monochromatic portrait illustrations.

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Below The Boat – Lasercut Topography

“Starting with a bathymetric chart (the underwater equivalent of a topographic map), the contours are laser-cut into sheets of Baltic birch and glued together to create a powerful visual depth. Select layers are hand-colored blue so it’s easy to discern land from water, major byways are etched into the land, the whole thing’s framed in a custom, solid-wood frame and protected seamlessly with a sheet of durable, ultra-transparent Plexiglas.” – Below The Boat

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