Matthew Colaizzo

'My work is inspired by the landscape, specifically, the landscape of the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania where I lived for a period of time. The legacy left behind by the mining companies that once ruled The Valley can be seen everywhere and is both evidence of the progress of man and the power of nature to restore itself. My studio practice is an investigation of the mood, air, atmosphere, aura, light, and spirit of the landscape through woodblock printing. This medium enables me to explore different color and printing schemes relating to ambience of a vista, which is ever changing.' - Colaizzo