More Map Portraits by Matthew Cusick
Known for his intricate map-based portraits, Matthew Cusick has expanded upon previous series with ‘Oceania,’ juxtaposing images of waves with eroticized portraits of ex-colonial subjects, hinting at themes of property and ownership. Previous works were a bit quirkier, like ‘Leni,’ a portrait of a woman and her pet monkey.
Interactive Bio-Sculpture Maps
A map of the world is recreated in living algae in Protista Imperialis, an interactive bio-sculpture by Byron Rich that makes a statement on the human degradation of natural resources.
Topographic Food Art by Stefanie Herr
Foods packed in styrofoam are depicted as topographic maps in this strange series from Stefanie Herr. The German artist hand-cuts layers of matboard, some printed with digital imagery of the food, to create the disturbingly realistic works.