Artist in Residence 2023

Matt Byrd

1992, Raleigh (USA)

I pull a lot of motivation from my years traveling and working as a stonemason, mixed with my love of sculpture and architecture. I ultimately grab inspiration from how shapes fit together, physically, visually, and texturally. It’s the process what drives me. I will become obsessive trying to figure out to make elements of stone fit together in a conscious way. Once a piece is finished, the meaning to me dwindles, the problem is solved, I feel relief, and I’m on to the next one. They become experiences. I am forever seeking that feeling. I am deeply grateful for a finished piece, but the journey of creating one is what keeps me going.