matthew vigeland

Designer, Ornamentalist, Modelleur

Oakland, CA, USA
I have held many creative and technical positions spanning multiple industries throughout my life. Every process I have been exposed to, from the archaic to the state-of-the-art, informs all of my work in some respect. All of these acquired skills build a broad foundation on which I can idealize, mythologize, and venerate the world as I see it. As an Artist I have my own language with which I am inclined to describe my ideas and environment, however it is the collaborative experience that has given me the deepest learning of all. Whether defining a space, or an object, or an idea, it is the subsequent pursuit of the knowledge and resources to bring that creation into reality that intrigues me most. Continuing to honor traditional crafts while remaining abreast of the newest techniques is of chief concern to me.