Geek Made: Matthew Parker’s Amazing 10,000 Straw Project

Visitors to the Viking Union Gallery at Western Washington University are greeted with a dazzling display of 10,000 black and pink straws creating a geometric mural that will make your head spin.
The person behind the project is Matthew Parker — graphic designer and tactile designer of props, interiors and photo booths. He often uses paper or everyday objects to transform spaces completely. Some of his most eye-catching work includes the paper airplanes at the EMP or one of his many pin-worthy weddings.