June 2008: Matt Cartwright
Cycle Seen invited artist Matt Cartwright will be showing metal sculptures made with bicycle parts in the Guardino Window Gallery. He is a designer and fabricator who works within many different communities in Portland, Oregon, including the cycling community. He builds functional art, sculpture and custom furniture through collaboration, innovative design and creative use of new or recycled materials. Often he will use a recycled material both for form and inspiration. He is prolific with metal, but also uses just about any new, used or surplus material he encounters. He likes to see how things can be rearranged or combined to develop new parameters for thought.