Who is Matt?
For the past 14 years, Matt has strived to turn the Miniature Hobby into a true Form of Art. Although he does seem like an typical Architect / Urbanist, he really cares a lot about Film, Poetry, Pornography, Art, Music and Science. Matt always tries to push the boundaries of what is thought to be possible and to find new, innovative, creative, surprising, stupid, unusual, boring and appealing ways to tell relevant and interesting stories through his narrative Dioramas. In his free time, Matt likes to Walk around with an open mind and open pockets, swim with the Whales while counting the pool tiles (4.324) and meeting old people that can teach him a lesson or two. He likes his Tea with Brown Sugar and Milk. Also, he loves speaking about himself in the third person.
A Day spent learning something new is a good day.
2003 GD Germany, Title: Dark Eldar Wraithlord, Gold
2004 GD Germany, Title: Nurglings Vs. Plasma, Silver
2005 GD Germany, Title: Leonardo DiMiragliano´s: Heritage!, Silver
2006 GD United Kingdom, Title: The Witch Of Praag - The Power Within!, Gold
2006 GD United Kingdom, Title: Sentinel, Bronze
2006 GD Germany, Title: Leonardo DiMiragliano´s Answer!, Silver
2007 GD Germany, Title: Ambush at Valve 86, Gold
2007 GD France, Title: Black Wind, Fire and Steel, Bronze
2008 GD Spain, Title: Creador Vs. Creation - The Son´s Sorrow, Silver
2008 GD Germany, Title: Space Marine Apothecary, Silver
2008 GD Italy, Title: Leonardo DiMiragliano´s: The Great Wyrdstone Collector - Part 1 of 5!, Gold
2009 GD France, Title: The Master Of The Puppet - On The Streets Of Mortheim!, Gold
2011 GD Germany, Title: The Return Of The Warlord - Two Sides Of One Coin!, Gold + Slayer Sword
2012 Monte San Savino Show, Title: Abrakadaboom! Steampowered Wizard, Bronze Medal
What is Matt´s Philosophy?
Matt is a strong believer in an warm-hearted and straigh forward approach in life. Life itself is way too precious to be too serious about it. After all, no one will make it out alive anyways. So why not relax, take a deep breath, make yourself comfortable, make yourself a Wig, make yourself a Coffee, Grab a Cookie, Grab your Friends, Grab your Girl, Go on a Trip, Go on Vacation, Go back to School, Go to the Loo and simply enjoy the Show as long as it lasts? Matt is fascinated by the Small things more then the big “Badaboom!!” Moments in life. He loves to observe the Creation around him and all it´s facettes, including / especially people. Understanding why something looks as it looks is the first Step (the Conscious Mind), then one can start to carry the thought around like a Baby and Think an awful lot about it (the Breeding Mind), then come up with Solutions, Inspiration, Polite Suggestions, Counter Ideas, Harsh Repulsions, Innovations, Repetitions, Stupid and Bad Ideas and everything in between (the Ingenious Mind) to start sending out signals to one´s or someone else´s Muscles (the “Do” Signal) to -finally- help a thought pain- tears- and sweatstakingly become Reality (the Oh Yeah! Stage). There are no secrets other then to learn to say Yes. To Everything. To Everyone. But first and foremost: To Yourself.
What is Matt´s Secret?
Licking Limes Green.