ARTIST: Matt Stiger
MATERIALS: Neon, glass, wood
Art or craftsmanship? Duchamp declared that anything the
artist produces is art. How anybody draws that line is not my
business. I just make the stuff.
I create things that interest me. My pieces are usually not
social, political or religious statements (At least, not that
I am aware of!). I make things simply because I like to make
I am often inspired by things I see in nature; a coral reef,
tropical flowers, complex molecules, even microbes. My hope
is that anybody who sees my work will feel some of the wonder
and appreciation I feel when I see those things.
Almost everything I create is interactive. What does that mean?
Almost everything I make responds to touch! Touch the glass
and see! Brightness increases. Colors change. Patterns, behaviors,
and motions change. It's never the same reaction twice.
mwstiger AT prodigy.net