Matthew Hall

ART, BICYCLES, ADVENTURES
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2009 sketchbook fave…

2009 sketchbook fave…

Heart Strings

18” x w 11” x h 9.5”  

"The Secret Inside"

2011/12

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arristumbler asked: wow! I really like your work. It´s like a mirror. I recognize my self in some line, some shadow,.. even in some context. Today it´s a nice day!!! thanks a lot!

It’s easy to get discouraged in art….

Occasionally someone will say something like this…and it keeps you going.

Thanks.

Incantation

17 3/4” x 14” x 9 1/4”

"Memory Magic Wonder"

2013

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vietnaaam asked: I admire your work; where are your skeletons sourced from?

All the animals I use are road-kill or have died of natural causes. I find the cadavers whole and process them down to skeletons.

I think it’s important to recognize that sourced skeletons, taxidermy, etc are often taken by unethical means and it’s nearly impossible to guarantee where and how an animal is obtained. I’m not interested in using animal ephemera just for the sake of animal form (that could be obtained from plaster, wood,clay etc…), I’m more interested in the idea of re-purposing a thing that is generally viewed as vile garbage (a corpse) and making it new through the art process.

Animals are amazing, and killing them to make art is just silly 

Paxton Gate PDX Iguana articulation 2012

Paxton Gate PDX Iguana articulation 2012


  Last Flight detail
     11” x w 12” x h 20”   
"The Secret Inside"
2011/12

  Last Flight detail

     11” x w 12” x h 20”   

"The Secret Inside"

2011/12


Cat and Mouse Detail
10.5” x w 10.5” x h 13.25”
"The Secret Inside"
2011/12

Cat and Mouse Detail

10.5” x w 10.5” x h 13.25”

"The Secret Inside"

2011/12