Maps

11/03/2011


How gorgeous are these collages created with maps, by Matthew Cusick? A map covers half of our living room wall and the majority of our artwork is ocean-inspired, so one of these would fit right in.


"Collage is a medium perfectly suited to the complexities of our time. It speaks to a society that is over-saturated with disparate visual information. It attempts to put order to the clutter and to make something permanent from the waste of the temporary. A collage is also a time capsule; it preserves the ephemera of the past. It reconstitutes things that have been discarded. A collage must rely on a kind of alchemy; it must combine ordinary elements into something extraordinary."- Michael Cusick


{Images via beachbungalow8}

19 comments:

Stella said...

These are great! Loving these...

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh,I love the colors! :)

tinajo said...

Wow - so awesome! :-)

Sara said...

These are amazing!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

really great :)

sherri lynn said...

Love this idea!

Amanda said...

Ooh, I'm a hard core collage dork. These are super awesome!

Lucinda said...

Unbelieveably beautiful!!!

Whitney Cosgrave said...

thank you for checking out my blog : )

these collages are amazing, I had to take a second look to fully grasp how cool they are that they're made out of maps!

whitney
seeshopeatdo.com

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Very pretty!

Angela [Simply Simple Me] said...

It is amazing the things that people can do! I'm loving this <3

creativefashionglee said...

Very creative. It initially made me see powerful waves before i saw the maps. :)

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I love love love these! I am going over now to check out the store. I collect vintage ocean paintings and photos of the sea, so this would be perfect for my house!

xo Mary Jo

Amanda said...

OH EM GEE! It took me forever to even realize that these were made of maps!

Nicole* said...

those are beautiful!

Michelle ~ Make Life Pretty said...

Completely awesome, especially that second one!

Nomadic D. said...

Those are awesome!

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Monica said...

these are stunning! i love maps too.

Jessie said...

This is so cool and awesome! Love how he took some maps and brought them to another level, very creative.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com