Lois connects with nature through her 3D topographic maps, where she artistically brings out certain geological features. For her, "these maps provide a way of containing and learning about the world around us that is normally too large to be seen. The maps bring out elements of the beauty and forces in nature might otherwise not be noticed as we go about our daily lives."
Lois designs the maps in multiple color themes. She builds the 3D maps from layers of archival paper that are sealed. The to-scale map layers project from the surface. You can either hang a 3D map on a wall or set it on a horizontal surface.
Maps can be customized to show points of interest and routes taken. Flat map prints are also available in the same color themes.
3D State of Massachusetts
This 3D topographic map covers the state of Massachusetts. This map uses a Rainbow color theme.
This topographic contour map shows Arlington, Massachusetts.
3D Arlington, Massachusetts close-up
This 3D topographic map shows a close-up of Arlington, MA using a Contours color theme.