Matthew J. Bricker
Matt graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in English with an emphasis in Comparative Studies. Matt works in mixed media. He begins with a sumi-e style ink painting, and places it over a 'hyper-real' background that is computer generated or manipulated. He has been writing and studying haiku and tanka for the past ten years and as an extension of his interest in Japanese poetry forms, he has been creating haiga the past six years. Some of his digital art works from 2000 and 2001 may be seen at www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/m/mjbricker, though this may be the first time that one of his haiga has been published online.