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In-Shop Artisan: Handmade on Peconic Bay

Perkins Visitor Center

Inspired by natural curiosities, artist Matt Shapoff mixes 19th-century printmaking with 21st-century digital design in his eco-conscious design lab, Handmade on Peconic Bay.  Mother’s Day weekend, he will be showing  one-of-a-kind botanical cyanotype prints. His collection of scarves, art prints and totes focus on seasonal herb plants. Pictured above is a detail of a silk scarf he has created using specimens culled from Wave Hill’s compost area.

Matt’s work will be complemented by an in-store display of herb plants, herb gardens, and herb-infused soaps, creams and bath salts.

When you leave The Shop, be sure to make time for a stop in Wave Hill’s Herb Garden, adjacent to the Perkins Visitor Center—and a stroll up the walkway to admire our two dozen varieties of lavender—and register for this spring Essential Herbs Container Workshop on May 18. 

Matt’s work is sold at the Parrish Art Museum and elsewhere; his geo-locate specimens are viewable on Google Earth, and in early 2013, he launched a new collaboration with Tommy Hilfinger, focusing on pocket squares. He and his wife, jeweler and graphic designer Cynthia Rybakoff, have also set up shop on etsy.

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