Map Art

Most people think a map’s primary function is a tool for finding directions. However, maps can also function as pieces of art. An old adage holds that the functional is beautiful. California artist, Wendy Gold, sees the beauty in maps, then makes them even more alluring.

Whether you are looking for new decor or finding a gift for a loved one, map art is an excellent choice. Map art is a unique gift and clever art piece that will be enjoyed by all.

Map Art: The Creative Process

Wendy Gold uses vintage maps as her canvas. She finds these maps at flea markets and estate sales and book stores. Next, Gold utilizes the decoupage process and puts hand cut imagery onto the maps to create her art. Map regions include specific US states, the United States as a whole, and even maps of the world. Artistic themes consist of travel and exploration, flora and fauna, and much more. With all these different artistic styles, you are certain to find one to match your home or office decor.


When it comes to framing your artwork, Wendy Gold offers a few different options. You can order unframed, framed, or hanging frames. It all depends on your, or the gift receiver’s, style and what will best fit your home decor.

Wall Art Print

These giclee prints are professionally printed on archival heavyweight paper. They are available either framed or unframed. Available unframed sizes are 8” x 10”, 11” x 14”, and 18” x 24”. Framed size is 19” x 25”. Frame color options include black wood or dark walnut. Each map includes a certificate of authenticity.

Hanging Canvas Map Art

For a less traditional framing option, Wendy Gold has a hanging style option. The print comes with a heavyweight hemp cord and two wood slats for the top and bottom of the piece. Then, choose from either square or beveled hand cut slats. Both slat shapes are available in classic gray, red mahogany, dark walnut, or ebony. Also, the print size is 20.5” x 26”, although custom sizes are available on request. Wendy Gold personally signs each print. And all prints arrive ready to hang.


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