Salvatore Matteo lives and works in Hollywood, California. He is an accomplished artist, inventor and creator of the Zstand. He emerged from facilities design into various more creative outlets: interior, set and theater design. Although he trained for a time at the Otis/Parsons School of Art and Design, he found his inspiration in common objects, and in architecture, furniture design, faux-finishing and trompe l’oeil. Today he has combined his skills and talents, which has gained him recognition as the creator of prize-winning photo-sculptures. The Home and Garden TV network (HDTV), produced a 10-minute promotion on him for his extraordinary work in sculpting paper. His work has been collected internationally, and by celebrities like Francis Ford Coppola, Larry David, Howie Mandel, Marlee Maitlin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Robert Redford and Engelbert Humperdinck.