"After every heavy rain, the bright red soils are washed from the hillsides into the streams and rivers to the coast."—NASA
CARTOGRAPHY: I was inspired by my grandfather's dot paintings for this map, borrowing colors from his palettes to pay homage. The colors were also selected to match the land feature's natural vibrancy. To enhance the scientific value, the sizes of the rectangles in the legend are proportional to the data distribution in the frame.