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Collage::matthew Cusick

By Beachbungalow8 @beachbungalow8
Check out this collage work using maps by artist, Matthew Cusick. 
collage::matthew cusick
I'm trying to figure out how one even approaches this. Do you cut up pieces of ephemera and sort them by color?
collage::matthew cusick
collage::matthew cusick
And then use the paper as you would paint, by cutting it into 'brush strokes? 
collage::matthew cusick
collage::matthew cusick
Or do you start with a photograph or a painting and layer on top.....
collage::matthew cusick
It's mind boggling and simply, beautiful.
"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

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