This intriguing 5" x 5" engraving was made from a photo a close friend sent me of he and his son hiking in one of the many slot canyons in Arizona. Slot Canyons are highly sculpted water carved canyons that run deep in the ground. Often they are only exposed on the surface through a slim slit in the red Navajo Sandstone. The surfaces swoop and swirl all around you as you walk through them. They are an experience unlike any you have had before and well worth doing. I might suggest Antelope Canyon as a unique, but easily walked canyon that has excellent guides to help you understand what you are seeing. The canyon is on Navajo land east of Page Arizona.
This is a great example of what I can do with a photo if you want to do a custom engraving for yourself or as a gift.
These engravings are done on an archival Mason Board surface that has been coated with a thin layer of white Kaolin Clay. I manipulate the photos digitally to reduce them to line art and then run that file through my laser engraver. The dark lines in the image is where the laser has burned away the clay, revealing the dark Mason Board underlayer. The surface can be watercolored and is quite durable. I also use this material as the basis for the Encaustic Beeswax art pieces I offer.