Matthew McIntyre

When Forgotten
Concrete, Moss
10” x 10” x 10”

When gone, how are we remembered? Are we doomed to be forgotten? Concrete jungles make up our cities, homes and environments.  Concrete will likely outlast all of humanity's other achievements, yet, we do not see ourselves in concreate or connect with the material. Concrete's hard, coarse surface has a coldness about it that does not reflect the user. It is utilized for function alone. What if that cold, soulless material is all that links us when we are gone and forgotten to whatever might come after? Will they see our compassion, our caring or our love? The materials we use in our society are a reflection of who we are as a people. How will we be remembered?

Matthew McIntyre, is a woodworker, furniture and cabinet maker. His practice showcases innovative modes of working with materials, narrative furniture making and pushing conceptual and functional design boundaries.

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