Matt Tommey spent his youth is South Georgia, where he started to create handmade baskets.
He combines the traditional basketry with rustic elements. In his works he uses natural materials, such as grapes and wistaria. His art is not just about baskets, but also a sculpture, and a kind of self-expression. Before starting the work he goes out for a walk in the nearby forest, where he collects the raw materials. He also uses different metals in addition.