Thursday, April 26, 2012

Map Work

My thanks to fellow Browsing Room blogger, 1337 Librarian, for sending me the link to artist Matt Cusick's website. As regular readers of my Thursday posts have probably noticed, I am amazed and inspired by art that transforms everyday materials, and the main ingredient in Cusick's artistic alchemy is maps. Maps! Those utilitarian residents of glove compartments and old atlases, turned into landscapes and portraits. Gorgeous.

All of these images are from the artist's site, and I urge you to spend some time there exploring not only his map works, but also his defacement series, where he sands down the pages of old books to a single image and a few words. In the meantime, feast your eyes on these:

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