Cut Map Series, Portraits Made From Intricately Cut Road Maps

Cut Map, by  Nikki Rosato

Cut Map, by Nikki Rosato

Cut Map, by Nikki Rosato

The “Cut Map” portrait series by artist Nikki Rosato features ingeniously cuts road maps to resemble the faces and figures of her subjects.

Our physical bodies are beautiful structures full of detail, and they hold the stories that haunt and mold our lives. The lines on a road map are beautifully similar to the lines that cover the surface of the human body.

In my most recent work involving maps, as I remove the landmasses from the silhouetted individuals I am further removing the figure’s identity, and what remains is a delicate skin-like structure. Through this process, specific individuals become ambiguous and hauntingly ghost-like, similar to the memories they represent.

via Illusion & Colossal

photos via Nikki Rosato

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