"Ole Brick Wall and Br'er Briar Bush"
The quirk factor is high in Matthew Rodriguez’s mixed media works, a blend of street art and craftwork. Rodriguez uses a wide range of ingredients for his collages that are usually peopled with characters that may be hard to recognize but are at the same time endearing. Doll house bricks, feathers, bits of artificial Christmas tree, fake fur, fish tackle eyes and Styrofoam are just a few components of his work. One of our favorite pieces (not shown here, unfortunately) is the charmingly titled Gimme Yo Sweatpants, Acrylic on baking pan.
Artist: Matthew Rodriguez
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