Madison Connolly is an NYC-based artist and the founder of Matches by Memory, LLC.
Why do you like/collect matches?
Happy memories are important! I use matches to create artwork that reminds people of that.
Where did you get the inspiration for Matches by Memory?
The inspiration for Matches by Memory came after my sister told me she wanted to give her boyfriend a framed matchbook from their favorite place but couldn't because the place didn't have a matchbook.
Having a background education in graphic design, I suggested that I create a print of a matchbook that looks like it is from the place she had in mind. From there Matches by Memory was born!
When and how do you like to enjoy your matches?
I enjoy sourcing and collecting matches based on their size, shape, color for the artwork. Ebay's matchbook marketplace is my candy shop, and my inner nerd loves it.