You! Be Inspired! – Amazing Map Art Collages of Matthew Cusick

Inspiration November 28, 2012

Hello creatives! The last time we saw something awesome in terms of unusual art mediums was the feature about Ian Berry’s denim artworks. Today, we bring you another amazing artist and his extra ordinary talent in making art pieces out of another uncommon medium – recycled maps.

New York based artist, Matthew Cusick has made a name in the art industry by creating intricate artistic representations of humans, animals, and water and landforms made out of carefully crafted pages of recycled maps, atlases, encyclopedias and school textbooks. His map collages are made by meticulously crafting sliced pieces of maps from various old cartographic sources into more lively and familiar forms.

 

Blue Horse, 2011, Inlaid maps on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Blue Horse” | 2011 | Inlaid maps on panel

 

Artist Matthew Cusick

Artist Matthew Cusick via thinkoutsidetheboxtoday.com

 

Matthew’s map works have gained massive popularity around the world and have been held in numerous collections including the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art and the Progressive Art Collection. The world has seen his works in various solo and group exhibitions and publications. Lets take a closer look at some of his amazing works in the collection below.

 

Oceania, 2012, Inlaid maps, acrylic on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Oceania” | 2012 | Inlaid maps, acrylic on panel

 

The Rachel's Wave, 2011 Inlaid maps, acrylic on panel by Matthew Cusick

“The Rachel’s Wave” | 2011 | Inlaid maps, acrylic on panel

 

 Amazonia, 2012 Inlaid maps, travel magazines, on panel by Matthew Cusick

 “Amazonia” | 2012 | Inlaid maps, travel magazines on panel

 

The Mind Is Its Own Place, 2012 Inlaid maps, engravings, dye, ink on panel by Matthew Cusick

“The Mind Is Its Own Place” | 2012 | Inlaid maps, engravings, dye, ink on panel

 

Jezebel, 2012 Inlaid maps on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Jezebel” | 2012 | Inlaid maps on panel

 

Shauna, 2011 Inlaid maps, acrylic, on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Shauna” | 2011 | Inlaid maps, acrylic, on panel

 

Of All This World At Once, 2012 Inlaid maps, acrylic, on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Of All This World At Once” | 2012 | Inlaid maps, acrylic, on panel

 

Leni, 2012 Inlaid maps, acrylic, dye, on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Leni” | 2012 | Inlaid maps, acrylic, dye, on panel

 

Mylan's Wave, 2012 Inlaid maps, acrylic on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Mylan’s Wave” | 2012 | Inlaid maps, acrylic on panel

 

Fiona's Wave, 2005 Inlaid maps on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Fiona’s Wave”  | 2005 | Inlaid maps on panel

 

 Many Rivers, 2009 Inlaid maps, acrylic, on panel by Matthew Cusick

 “Many Rivers” |  2009 | Inlaid maps, acrylic on panel

 

Geronimo, 2007 Inlaid maps on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Geronimo” | 2007 | Inlaid maps on panel

 

Chasing the Dragon, 2006 Inlaid maps, acrylic, on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Chasing the Dragon” | 2006 | Inlaid maps, acrylic on panel

 

Charlie's Angels, 2009 Inlaid maps, book pages, ink, Folgers coffee, on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Charlie’s Angels” | 2009 | Inlaid maps, book pages, ink, Folgers coffee on panel

 

Red & Blue, 2010 Inlaid maps, book pages, ink, on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Red & Blue” | 2010 | Inlaid maps, book pages, ink on panel

 

Malvo, 2011 Maps, sighting targets, ink, dye, on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Malvo” | 2011 | Maps, sighting targets, ink, dye, on panel

 

Transamerica, 2004 Inlaid maps on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Transamerica” | 2004 | Inlaid maps on panel

 

Bonnie, 2004 Inlaid maps on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Bonnie” | 2004 | Inlaid maps on panel

 

Patriarch (original), 2006 Inlaid maps on panel by Matthew Cusick

“Patriarch” (original) | 2006 | Inlaid maps on panel

 

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Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks. When not at work, he spends most of his time in completing his sketchbooks with doodles and illustrations from anything that inspires him to draw. He is an avid fan of Japanese Anime, manga and some comic book characters. Check out his illustration blog and portfolio for more info.

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