Colorado-born visual artists and twin brothers Ryan and Trevor Oakes create enigmatic shell-like structures made from thousands of matchsticks. Like much of the their work, these assemblages are as much experiments as creations. Speaking about their creative process they say,"Iterative structures abound in the physical world around us. Simply strolling down the block reveals that many things repeat. Brickwork, fence slats, sidewalk tiles, blades of grass, even one's footsteps occur in repetitive succession. In our work, we seek to embrace this engrained repetitive tendency in the activity happening in the physical world."