Much of Matthew’s 2D work is a departure from the refined and laborious use of many sculptural mediums and serve as a vehicle for quick exploration. However, recent works display a meticulous blend of sculpture and painting, pushing and pulling between object encounter and the pictorial plane. He is often found painting watercolors in a number of sketchbooks, assembling found objects at the beach and not infrequently organizing random grains of salt, pepper, crumbs, straw wrappers and utensils into compositions at the end of a meal.