My work is captured energy.
The abstractions I create are the result of time, emotion, subconscious, consciousness, memory, craft and technique. I learn from my art, and push in new directions as a reaction to the passing of time and a solidarity and stability of life, but also an ever-changing landscape of the world, my experiences, and what I see and absorb as a sensitive being. Communication is inherently present in each piece I create, but because each artwork can have infinite interpretations, I believe they are larger than life and exist in a space and time all their own.
- Matthew Makela – 2019