The other night I reconnected with one of my favorite professors, Sarah Smelser and her master printer husband Johnathan Higgins. She teaches Intaglio at Illinois State University and has a beautiful family. She was a fantastic resource and supporter of my early (angsty) career at ISU. She also gave me a D- on my first artist statement…I am better now for that D- .
These are Sarah and Johnathan's (AKA Higgins/Smelser clan) children L-R Ruby, Delilah, and the most fashionable Fin.
Young Finn Higgins working his photography chops.
Received this souvenir/art work from the Higgins children. "Matt is weird," Crayon on paper, 2014
Saturday morning farmers market with my host Pete Steadman. My little head almost popped off. I wanted one of everything!
Pickled jalapeños! I just had to! These little puppies were only 2 for 25 cents at the Saturday farmers market. In Australia I can pay upwards of 19 dollars a kilo. There are not many Mexicans down under :(