Matthew Cusick is a master of creating compelling images of energy and movement, perhaps most apparent in his highly detailed series of wave collages. In Rachel’s Wave, fragments of inlaid maps are transformed into the power of the sea. The cartographer’s original application of bathymetric tints on ocean charts is perfectly translated to the artist’s rendering of a massive foam-crested breaker and pounding surf. The disorienting dispersal of the maps reverberates with the diasporas, dislocations, and interconnections that have been shaped by the multi-directional passages of the ocean. Where possible, Cusick retains original map boundaries, carefully cutting along contours, coasts and political borders to shape a new pictorial world.