Matthias- Visual Artist
Thank you for taking the time to visit Wolf Dog Studios. This platform was created to express ones GOD FLOW through visual art. Matthias shares part of his journey through a collection of original art which took him 3 years to create from 2015-2018, in which he inherently names, Jornada de 3 Anos (3-Year Journey).
Q & A with Matthias
What's your earliest memory doing art?
I was 6 years young in Kindergarten, and I wrote and illustrated 5 books (Mother Dear still has them to this day). One book is named "The Pig Goes Out"; which I wrote about a pig that goes out exploring, and I drew the details of his mischief.
What's your background?
Native American with ties to North Carolina and Tennessee. My foundation was built around God, family and education. I had a different perspective on life at an early age, from near death experiences to attending Pow Wows, that helped me to express my creativity through visual art. My background also consists of agriculture, family vacations, playing sports, and growing up in a socially disadvantaged town. That definitely swayed my decision choosing a Historically Black University (Tennessee State University) after graduating High School. I studied Architectural Engineering for 2 years, and graduated with a degree in Mathematics.
What does your artwork aim to say?
Classic, original, powerful, beautiful, patience, a part of my journey gently rolling down a stream in a dream.
How does your work comment on current social and political issues?
Who or what are your biggest influences?
God The Universal Creator, the natural world, culture, mathematics and architecture.
How have you developed your career?
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