Recently, I had a client comment on a piece I created for their mountain home here in Western North Carolina saying "Matt, how do you do this? It's like these pieces you create are literally growing out of the forest... Almost like you found them rather than created them." What better compliment could I ask for?
Organic Sculptures Exude Rustic Elegance
Over the years, my work has been selected by clients and designers alike to bring the beauty and rustic elegance of nature into beautiful mountain homes around the country. The beauty of nature never goes out of style and I've given my life to reflecting that beauty through my art. For that, I am very thankful.
Most of my work these days is commissioned. Find out more about commissioning a new work for your home.
See more of my work and learn more about my process in my new book "Every Basket Begins with a Walk in the Woods: Sculptural Works by Matt Tommey"
Organic Sculpture with Clay, Encaustic & Copper
I also love the addition of copper in my organic sculptures. The warmth and texture of the metal against what is otherwise a very natural looking piece is a nice juxtaposition. Since starting my work with copper in 2009, I now create rhododendron, kudzu and fern leaves for many of my pieces.