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Matt Niebuhr is an artist and architectural designer living and working in Des Moines, Iowa.

.../miscellaneous - is a personal journal, self educational in nature, containing notes and images that inspire me, or that I wish to learn more about - as such, it includes works by other people as noted with full acknowledgment and credit to authors and sources where possible.

I also share content of my own making that I think is worth sharing with a larger audience. If there is any work by others who object to having their work posted here, I will remove the content if so requested.

Visit Matt Niebuhr - Works a site featuring my work exclusively. I established a studio practice pursuing personal work in the summer of 2012 named "West Branch Studio". In 2013 I became a contributing artist and designer with RDG Dahlquist Art Studio and RDG Planning and Design, a multidisciplinary design firm.

Matt Niebuhr - Drawings a visual journal of my work.

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Let it be…

Let it be…

"…if you can place a stone or piece of wood and put them in relation to the flow of life, there is quite a bit there for people to use to find their own relationship – their own place in the sun…" - LAWRENCE WEINER

and

"…if the work has no metaphor it is open for people to use to suit their needs and desires…" - LAWRENCE WEINER

Something like this…

Times up…

Times up…

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Buckminster Fuller, the dymaxion architect, in his three-hour lecture on the history of civilization, explains that men leaving Asia to go to Europe went against the wind and developed machines, ideas, and Occidental philosophies in accord with a struggle against nature; that, on the other hand, men leaving Asia to go to America went with the wind, put up a sail, and developed ideas and Oriental philosophies in accord with the acceptance of nature.

These two tendencies met in America, producing a movement into the air, not bound to the past, traditions, or whatever.

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~ SILENCE Lectures and writings by JOHN CAGE from HISTORY OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC IN THE UNITED STATES (pg. 73)  
Tony Mendoza
From his series entitled: Stories (1987 -   )
yes.

Tony Mendoza

From his series entitled: Stories (1987 -   )

yes.

nearlya:

Gerhard Richter. 26.5.1986 (3), 1986, graphite on paper

…something like this, but not this….

nearlya:

Gerhard Richter. 26.5.1986 (3), 1986, graphite on paper

…something like this, but not this….


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Will Horwitt
Drawings from the 60’s
More about here - nice work.

Will Horwitt

Drawings from the 60’s

More about here - nice work.

Finding a new place to hang soon…

Matt Niebuhr 
West Branch Studiowww.mattniebuhr.com

Finding a new place to hang soon…

Matt Niebuhr
West Branch Studio
www.mattniebuhr.com

brandonhaney:

Untitled #42 / 9”x12”

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brandonhaney:

Untitled #42 / 9”x12”

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