Matthew Craven is an Artist Living and Working in the East Bay of California. Utilizing found images from textbooks along with his own geometric patterns, Craven’s collages and illustrations seek to create a new handmade universe, juxtaposing imagery from different cultures and time periods to celebrate commonalities. Photographs of archaeological remains and the natural world are overlaid on colorful textiles drawn on the back of vintage movie posters, to create a hypnotic and mesmerizing vernacular of symbols and designs. Craven’s art reconfiguration of traditional historical narratives inspired by obsessive formations.