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Matthew Cusick's Map Collages Are Stunning

Dallas-based artist Matthew Cusick cuts and arranges pages from old maps, layer upon layer, creating stunning portraits and landscape scenes.

In his own words:

Maps have all the properties of a brushstroke: nuance, density, line, movement, and colour…. [And] since each map fragment is an index of a specific place and time, I could combine fragments from different maps and construct geographical timelines within my paintings.

“Charlie’s Angels” (2009) [Brainiac]

Images: Matthew Cusick

“Course of Empire” Mixmaster 1 (2003)

“Transamerica” (2004)

“Bonnie” (2004)

“Malvo” (2011)

“Kara’s Wave” (2009)


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