While the grain of the bamboo itself interferes in a few spots with the actual patterns—perhaps suggesting that something like stained hardwood would be a better choice to really make this thing pop—it’s nonetheless a fantastically intricate and obsessively detailed project.
Part mandala, part maze, it’s like the floor plan of an alien palace, the board of an incomprehensible game, or a construction diagram for some occult supercomputer.
[Image: Laser-etched wood panel, design by Kris Davidson, etching by Clear Cut Creation].
It would be great to see this blown up to the size of an entire wall or decorative panel—or even just used as the basis of a student architecture project. Milled landscapes, or site plans burned directly into wood, suitable for hanging once the semester is finally over.