Archives for posts with tag: topography

Canadian artist Guy Laramee’s work carving books (yes, books!) into landscapes is absolutely remarkable. He transforms books of all sizes into stunning topographical scenes with amazing care and attention to detail. In his own words, “I carve landscapes out of books and I paint romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS.”


Laramee-01 Laramee-02 Laramee-03 Laramee-04 Laramee-05 Laramee-06 Laramee-07 Laramee-08 Laramee-09 Laramee-10 Laramee-11 Laramee-12 Laramee-13

Texas-based artist Matthew Cusick creates these incredible collages using cutout maps. The level of nuance in these intricate designs is really something to behold… they almost look like paintings or drawings from afar. Cusick explains what drew him to maps as a medium: “Maps have all the properties of a brushstroke: nuance, density, line, movement, and color…. [And] since each map fragment is an index of a specific place and time, I could combine fragments from different maps and construct geographical timelines within my paintings.”


%d bloggers like this: