From a distance this piece is a wave. As you get closer it is still a wave, of course, but you see what the wave is--pieces of maps and text repurposed by Cusick. His work comments on the nihilism of Hollywood culture and the macho world of muscle cars and surfing. He uses pieces of maps and other printed material to illuminate these bits of Americana.
These are subtle and, in some versions of Cucick's style, ethereal. There is also an obvious link to puzzles and a sense that Cusick's reassembling was there in the pieces waiting to be constructed. Putting together these pieces is no different from brush strokes in that sense. Of course these are musings unrelated to the artist's intention.
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