Matt Hill Projects in Niseko
“Life can take some unusual twists and turns”
Last week i was asked by and old friend Matt “Fatty” Hill to shoot some of his commissioned metal sculptures in Niseko at Ki Niseko for his website / portfolio. Matt or ‘Fatty’ is Niseko legend who lived in Hirafu from 1999 and until October 2006 when he relocated back to Australia – this coincided with me moving to Niseko permanently. I first got to know Fatty during the 2003-04 season when he was the manager at “The Chalet” in Hirafu where Kizuna now stands and we have been friends ever since. Over the last decade Fatty has worked as a carpenter and builder in Australia but more recently has emerged as sculpture in demand creating original works of art in metal of a deep breadth and scope. Check out his website and be prepared to be blown away.
Ki Niseko Sculptures
Fatty’s works in Ki Niseko are quite modest in size compared some of his other works but none the less compliment Ki Niseko and elevate the appeal of the building adding that special something to the spaces they occupy as all good art seems to do.
Fatty has been commissioned to produce more sculptures for AYA Niseko and can’t wait to see these when the building is scheduled to open in December this year.