“Map of Mountain and Sea“
The cooper panels - “Map of Mountain and Sea” was designed and created by Amber Ma and Skio Ding. The original idea is from the vintage map of “The Mountain and Sea”. It took them about ten days to finish the whole process including designing, engraving, and drawing. The difficult the two artists faced was that some parts on the panel have to be polished while leaving some areas rough. This created some problem since the polished area would be very hard to draw. Therefore, they first draw the image on the plates and then used different engraving technique to create a textured surface that could hold inks even after polishing. So we could say that the two artists draw the whole image at least three times to make the outcome shinning.