THE BATHYMETRY OF THE GRAND CANYONS OF LA JOLLA

Arriving soon at The Map in Kellogg Park is a 3-dimensional bronze sculpture depicting the topography of Mount Soledad down to the bathymetry of the Grand Canyons of La Jolla.  This bronze sculpture was commissioned by the late Walter Munk’s wife, Mary Munk, in honor of Walter’s legacy.  The bathymetry is being fabricated by sculptor, Carl Glowienke in Lakeside, California.  When completed, the model will weigh approximately 3500 lbs. and will feature 30 levels, each representing 20 meters of elevation or depth.  Dive sites, major landmarks, and offshore features will also be highlighted on the bathmetry.

Once installed in Spring 2022, the bathymetry will serve as an ongoing educational feature to complement student field trips to the LithoMosaic Map of the Grand Canyons of La Jolla. 

Check out the video above for a sneak preview of the bathymetry.

Landscape Architect, Leslie Ryan, Carl Glowienke, & Mary Munk