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.
"Course of Empire" Mixmaster 1 (2003)
"Kara's Wave" (2009)