Meet Matthew McIntyre Wilson. Matthew is a talented contemporary New Zealand artist, creating decorative pieces - often for wearing, such as brooches and cuffs, but also often for display. Matthew’s woven metal works are well known, also represented in the Te Papa collection, and he is regularly exhibited around the country in galleries and through other installation projects. I first shot Matthew in his studio space at Toi Poneke, as he cut coins to reassemble for his ‘The Price of Change’ series, and his Matariki works ‘Whetu Whitu’ which we later photographed and printed for the enormous lightbox installation in Courtenay Place. Matthew works quietly and diligently preparing his materials, and his process is interesting in its’ own right. He uses a wire saw to cut the tiniest stars and ferns from coins, laboriously and meticulously harvesting the details he needs for his pieces. The second group of images seen here show Matthew working on creating the new net, for his part of an exhibition at The Dowse gallery in Lower Hutt.