We had such a great experience working with Matt. He brought to life our rather conceptual vision for one part of the exhibition, Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker. We wanted to find a way for museum visitors to learn about the complex process of printmaking through touch. Matt’s deep understanding of both design and tactile experiences—he is a valued member of our Access Advocacy Group and has worked with the Colorado Center for the Blind—led him to conceptualize and create an experience that really has enhanced our visitors’ understanding and appreciation for Rembrandt’s prints. One visitor said, “I’m more hands-on when it comes to understanding something. … [after this experience,] I would look for the different styles in the prints.” Not only is he talented and knowledgeable, but Matt is also a joy to work with.
Matt approaches design and fabrication in a thoughtful, conscientious way. He is a true collaborator, and we relied on Matt’s knowledge and skill to help us create a tactile experience in an exhibition for our visitors of all visual abilities. Every step of the way, we appreciated that he is detail-oriented and adaptable while deftly balancing an array of parameters. We highly recommend Matt’s work.
I have known Matt now for about 8 or 9 years now, having been introduced to him through some old friends. I work for the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado and he approached me to get some input regarding some “to scale” tactile artwork he was doing of various places in the Denver Metro area. I put him in touch with some chapter presidents and he brought his artwork to show to our members. He very much wanted their input and was intent on taking note of their opinions and suggestions for future projects.
His work and thought process behind what he had done greatly impressed me.
Matt has since become a staple at our state conventions and he has become a chapter member as well. I appreciate his thoughtful inquiries and his willingness to listen to any and all thoughts and opinions offered by our members. He is always looking to improve upon the work that he has done as well as that which he has planned for the future.
I have worked with Matt for several years now. He brought his model of the May D&F tower to the Center for our students to look at so that they could better understand perspective. Matt asked for feedback with an open-mind. He took that feedback and improved the model. He continued to partner with us and he steadily and eagerly learned about how to build and design models that gave blind people a chance to better understand perspective. He continues to ask for feedback so that his models can incorporate better and more complete information.
Because of Matt’s work, our students and the greater blind community have the opportunity to better understand perspective. Matt has a true thirst for imparting knowledge through tactile information. The models that he creates have a positive impact for blind people. I look forward to working with him in the future so that more generations can experience what perspective truly is.
I love working with Matt. He has a great mind for coming up with creative solutions and always shows up to help with the execution! Both important parts of a successful project. I look forward to the next time we get to work together. His exhibits are always popular at our events.