Quotations by Matthew Hoffman

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Matthew Hoffman


Matthew Hoffman

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Matthew Hoffman, based in Chicago, worked closely with Sharon & Peter Exley from ArchitectureIsFun to create a variety of panels and pieces throughout the library.

The panels were all treated individually. Each piece was hand drawn by Hoffman and scanned in, inspired by the idea that a different child/person had worked on each one. The works varied from custom printed fabrics and hand embroidery, to cut woods and custom built metal chain drapes.

Many of the panels were embroidered, a powerful example of this is "You must do something to make the world more beautiful" located in the Creativity Park. Some of the panels were custom printed fabric, as seen with "Imagine" translated into multiple languages to set the tone of inspiration in the Welcome Park. A select group of pieces were cut out of wood and plastic. The phrase, "I like adventures, and I'm going to find one" in the Story Park accentuates the wonderful storytelling area.

His works include a special project as a powerful dedication in honor of a young boy, Jack Noble. Hoffman used the stars in the sky to spell out the phrase "I love you right up to the moon and back".

1st Floor
In the trees throughout the Children's department on the 1st floor