I photographed weddings for nine years and during that time, I saw the most beautiful wedding invitations. My favorite ones had a little watercolor map of the venue and surrounding landmarks painted in a bespoke, whimsical style. Years later I thought, "Someone should create one of the downtown area of Gilbert." and I realized, I definitely could! So I designed this map and my friend Danae Blackburn (who paints those wedding invitation maps I mentioned) brought it to life.
This is one of those pieces where the more you look at it, the more you see. From the splash pad under the water tower to the lights behind Joe's and the light posts along the streets.
This piece is printed on hot press cotton paper at the nation's premier print lab. After testing over a dozen fine art matte papers at several different labs, I am happy to say, these prints are absolutely gorgeous! The quality, color grading and tonal density compliment the bespoke, fine art style of this map.
Each print is packaged with a backing board in a protective cello sleeve.
Perfect Gift For: Gilbertonians / Yourself / New neighbors / Housewarming