Description A topographic image of the Aspen, Colorado region, highlighting the mountain ridges and valleys in breathtaking colors. Centered on Aspen, this image also shows much of the surrounding area using a south map orientation. This interesting art piece is a perfect reminder of the excitement, adventure, and beauty that is home to Aspen. Please check our other color themes for thIs image - available in this gallery. To discuss this image and learn more about Topographics, please go to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Topographics
Paul Hein, Saratoga Springs, New York Member Since December 2012 Artist Statement A cartographer by trade, Paul Hein has devoted over 30 years to creating maps and images that display a visual clarity and effectiveness of design.
The images seen in the Topographics Gallery are actual digital elevation models of existing topography. In other words, they are maps of the earth's terrain, but without any of the place names, roads, boundary lines, etc. that are normally associated with a traditional map. Paul has used these elevation models to create abstract works of art while maintaining the geographic integrity of the data.
In contrast to the Topographics Gallery, Paul has recently begun adding prints to his Planimetrics and Traditional Galleries. Planimetrics are 2-dimensional images where actual map data has been transformed into colorful lines and shapes. Traditional images are just that - traditional styled maps with place names, roads, and boundaries.