Matthew Cusick's Map Collages Are Stunning to See

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 color.... [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 via Matthew Cusick]

Matthew Cusick's Map Collages Are Stunning to See

"Course of Empire" Mixmaster 1 (2003)

Matthew Cusick's Map Collages Are Stunning to See

"Transamerica" (2004)

Matthew Cusick's Map Collages Are Stunning to See

"Bonnie" (2004)

Matthew Cusick's Map Collages Are Stunning to See

"Malvo" (2011)

Matthew Cusick's Map Collages Are Stunning to See

"Kara's Wave" (2009)