It’s gift-giving season again, and you are looking to switch things up for all your loved ones this year. You don’t want to get the wine lover in your life another bottle of red, and you have run out of ideas for what to get your favorite foodie. Here’s where California artist, Wendy Gold, comes in to save the holidays.
Wendy Gold creates one-of-a-kind collage art maps that are perfect for wine lovers and gourmets. Her process consists of searching flea markets and estate sales for old vintage maps. She then takes hand-cut imagery and collages it onto the maps. The end result is a unique piece of artwork featuring wine- and food-inspired themes. Here, we offer these maps in three different styles: Pin Map, Canvas Map Art, and Fine Art Print.
Push Pin Maps for Wine Lovers
Here is one for the wine enthusiasts: a push pin map of Napa and Sonoma wine country in Northern California. This vintage map of all the locations of this specific wine region also features a “Wine Country Travels'' legend in a flourish style which was created from vintage engravings and ephemera. Included with the map are pins, string, and flags. These items let the gift receiver plan their wine travels, and mark the destinations they have visited. Each map includes complimentary map personalization with your loved one’s (or a couple’s) name.
Canvas Map Art for Foodies
Now for the foodie. You got them a custom cutting board last year. They have enough cooking tools to fill two kitchens. So why not get them some food-inspired art? Gold offers a 20.5” x 26” vintage canvas map of the world which she has collaged imagery of garden vegetables onto. This French garden inspired map includes two hand-cut and stained, beveled or flat wood slats for framing. It also comes with a heavyweight hemp cord for hanging. All maps are printed and constructed in the USA and are signed by the artist. Larger sizes are available on request.
Fine Art Prints for Wine Lovers & Gourmets
Lastly, for both the wine lover and foodie, Gold offers two fine art prints. One features engravings and illustrations of a variety of grapes which she has creatively collaged on a stunning world vintage map. The other map showcases a lovely display of vegetables in a French garden inspired theme. Gold gathered engravings and ephemera of vegetation which she then collaged onto a vintage world map. Each print is professionally printed on archival heavyweight paper and comes either unframed or with a dark walnut or black wood frame.