Residing in Grand Rapids, Matthew runs a custom woodworking business, Grand Rapids Woodworking, LLC. A skilled craftsman, he designs furniture and artwork for clients both private and corporate. www.mhwoodart.com Artist's Statement: I am captivated by both woodworking and sculpture, and these two passions came together when I turned my first piece of wood on a lathe. As a medium, wood fascinates me, always surprising in its variation and beauty. As a process, few things rival the experience of cutting a delicate shaving from a spinning piece of wood as I bring my vision to life. I am inspired by many things, from the organic ruggedness of a tree’s bark to the clean lines of Art Deco. Whether it’s a spindle turning or a large hollow form, each piece presents a new opportunity to challenge my imagination and test my skill. As I continue to grow as an artist, I aspire to use elegant, simple forms that feature the natural beauty of wood in fresh and unique way
Matthew's ArtPrize Entries
These are Matthew's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.