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Generation by mattridgway
Generation
2015
The second in a series exploring nature and technology themes loosely based on the mandala format. The piece was drawn with India ink on a piece of acid free matte board.
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Sol Six by mattridgway
Sol Six
2014
The sixth in an ongoing series of wood cuts.
PROCESS
   These works are first designed on paper, some on graph paper, some with pencil and compass. I then take a 4'x8'x1" (122x244x2.5cm) sheet of high-grade plywood, cut it in half and map out the design on it. I drill holes in the negative areas to create a pilot for the jigsaw to fit through and cut the shape out. Once the shape is cut, I then go around all the edges with a router to round over the corners. Then I sand everything smooth and apply an acrylic top-coat.
   That may be oversimplifying things a bit, but all the important steps are noted. If you have any questions about tools or process, feel free to ask, I would love to help.
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Sol Seven by mattridgway
Sol Seven
2015 Matt Ridgway
The seventh in an ongoing series of wood cuts.
PROCESS
   These works are first designed on paper, some on graph paper, some with pencil and compass. I then take a 4'x8'x1" (122x244x2.5cm) sheet of high-grade plywood, cut it in half and map out the design on it. I drill holes in the negative areas to create a pilot for the jigsaw to fit through and cut the shape out. Once the shape is cut, I then go around all the edges with a router to round over the corners. Then I sand everything smooth and apply a wood stain followed by a polyurethane top-coat.
   That may be oversimplifying things a bit, but all the important steps are noted. If you have any questions about tools or process, feel free to ask, I would love to help.
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Matt Ridgway
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
The bio of Matt Ridgway is a story everyone can relate to, yet is wholly unique. It is a story of lifelong struggles and triumphs over adversity. It evokes deep emotion, yet has a logistical continuity about it. It is an inspiring encapsulation of everything and nothing, served with a slice of Americana on the side. Within it, children find a hero and adults find a comrade, everyone sees what their soul needs most. No one is ever the same after reading it, for their perception has been expanded in an unexpected way. You have just read this bio. Go out and change the world.

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yosarian13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave! Impressive gallery ;) (Wink) 
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mattridgway Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks man. You too ;)
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Marce3 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Thank you so much for the fav!! You have an incredible gallery!! 
Hope to see more of your art!! :)
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mattridgway Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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eniguima Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave !
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FritoB Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Thanks so much for the fave!
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DOK-FITZ Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!;D
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oboudiart Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday ...
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Daligrrl78 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your artwork!! Especially your mandalas. :)
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1TrollSniper1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hello, Matt! Loved your work and reblogged some of it over at Tumblr. You can see the post here:
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