Matt Tommey - Asheville NC
Basketry artist Matt Tommey has been making his one-of-a-kind art baskets since the early 1990's. Early in his career, he was drawn to using kudzu vine and many other southern invasive plant species like grapevine, honeysuckle, bittersweet and mimosa trees. For over 21 years now, one of the hallmarks of Matt's work has been his ability to 'speak the language of natural materials' and combine a variety of locally harvested natural materials into his work. This creates a wonderfully natural aesthetic that is all his own and perfectly accents the modern rustic decor aesthetic.