Standing stones are a familiar sight to most of us, something we've been brought up looking at, are known to be mysterious, are part of our folklore and our psyche; but Matt's quest is to prise the mystery apart. To go beyond the familiar and sentient exterior of what we know and dissect the stones and bring them to life.
To Matt, it's the discovery of animation hidden
within the harsh yet beautiful exterior form of the stone that inspires his creations. The stone responds to the highly polished finish, bringing out its dark rich colours, in contrast to the finish of the external, shaped by nature. This contrast enables his pieces to draw the observer through the centre of the sculpture, revealing the inner beauty in harmony with the outer ruggedness.