Ready to Hang Stretched Canvas, Hand-Drawn Map of Belize, Mayan Ruins Locations
‘Mundo Maya’ World of the Maya. Stretched Canvas Giclee, from my original hand-drawn map of Belize.
Black Edge, Stretcher bars = 1½ inches thick / 3.75 cm
Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating.
Some images above, are close-up details of the map, and not individual pieces of artwork. Images shown with frames are display examples, and not for sale.
I created ‘Mundo Maya’ to show the mainland of Belize, the locations of the Maya ruins, and the wildlife found in the rainforest of Central America. It started as a companion map to my Ambergris Caye Chart but soon took off with an energy of its own and gave me an incurable archaeological bug and a deep love of hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, and pictographs.
I wanted to know the meaning of a few glyphs to use as markers for Maya ruins scattered across the country. That quest led me to an archaeologist living and working in Belize. He loaned me reference books and soon I was so hooked on studying the artwork and hieroglyphs of the Maya people; I thought I’d never finish the map. At moments, I didn’t want to finish it. When I wasn’t studying Mayan hieroglyphs, I was sitting in the jungle or at the Belize zoo sketching wildlife for the map.
I drew the original on Arches watercolor paper, using an old fashion crow quill pen and a well of India ink, and layered the finished drawing with watercolor washes and colored pencil for depth.
*An excellent way to visualize a specific size print on your wall; cut a piece of cardboard board and tape it to the wall where you want to display the artwork. This works especially well when creating a gallery wall with more than one piece.
If you have questions, feel free to reach out.
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