Matthew Cusick’s Map Collages

Shauna by Matthew Cusick

Matthew Cusick creates collages from bits and pieces of atlases, maps, and map books.

“I like to catalog, archive, and arrange information and then dismantle, manipulate, and reconfigure it. I use maps as a surrogate for paint and as a way to expand the limits of representational painting. Through a process of cutting up and reassembling fragments of maps from different places and times, I am attempting a more complete representation of an existence, one that incorporates the geographical and historical timelines of that existence within the matrix of its image.”

Patriarch 2006

You can take a look at his work on YouTubehis home page, or on designboom.

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