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Artist ID: 2549

My work highlights the spiritual and emotional benefits I receive from repetitive manual action. Pulling loosely from Catholic iconography and practices, my work discusses the personal solutions I’ve found to the adverse effects that organized religion can have on the psyche. Using both ceramic and found object sculptures, I aim to discuss both the internal and external results of this catharsis.

Matthew Barton was born and raised in Alabaster, Alabama. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in sculpture and ceramics from the University of Alabama. Afterwards, he attended Louisiana State University and received his Masters in Fine Arts.

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