We needed something to hang over the fireplace… and just a banana wouldn’t cut it.
My wife and I lived in Paris when we were young. Life was good!
So my love for maps and some nostalgia came together for this project.
The map is about 110cm (43in) in diameter and cut out of two layers of 2.2mm aircraft ply. The small streets are only about 1mm wide.
I cut the whole map twice, once in three vertical strips and then again in two horizontal ones and then glued the two layers together. The water is 1/8 in matte acrylic.
This was quite an organizational challenge, making sure no streets get lost in the splitting process and that everything fits together in the end. I used snapmarks to align the different portions of the strips, but they only worked part time, sometimes I had to eyeball the alignment.