Daily Dose Pick: Matthew Cusick

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Collage artist Matthew Cusick creates new compositions from ephemeral images, using maps as the raw material in his compelling portraits and landscapes.

Originally from New York, the Dallas-based artist is inspired by the topographical and the temporary, constructing his works from book pages, Folger’s coffee, ink, and acrylic on wood and aluminum-based panels. With rudimentary tools, he reconfigures roads, rivers, highways, and municipal transit systems into enduring works of art.

Visit Matthew Cusick’s website, read more about his work, and if you’re in Texas, check out an exhibit of his art, Defacements: A Collection of Altered Book Images , at the Free Museum of Dallas.

Click through below for a gallery of images by Matthew Cusick.

Matthew Cusick, Red & Blue (Detail of Blue), 2010

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Transamerican, 2004

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Charlie’s Angels, 2009

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Chasing The Dragon, 2006

Matthew Cusick,

Kara’s Wave, 2009

Matthew Cusick,

Bonnie, 2004

Matthew Cusick,

Course of Empire (Mixmaster II), 2006

Matthew Cusick,

Fiona’s Wave, 2006

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Red & Blue, 2010

Matthew Cusick,

Colony, 2009

Matthew Cusick,

Many Rivers, 2009

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Empire Revisited, 2009