Art Informs Life
Matthew learned to draw, carve, paint, weld, collage and cast at Guilford — and through a variety of non-Arts courses, he gained perspective that is applicable in his field as well as in life. It’s this well-rounded approach that he values most about his time at Guilford.
“Guilford taught me that a rich life is one in which we are all always teaching and learning about ourselves, each other, and the world.”
Much of his art addresses social, political, historical and economic intersections of the American South. “What insights could a collaboration between artists, geographers, ethnographers and ecologists yield about the interconnections between land and culture?” he asks. “That's where I'd like to be in the long term — helping to answer such questions.”