Matt Otto, Washington DC Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement I was born in New Jersey went to school in Boston and now I work and live in the Washington DC area. From some of my first family vacations we traveled to National Parks particularly the Civil War Battlegrounds of the Mid Atlantic. As I grew older I expanded my interest of National Parks to the western ones. Particularly Yellowstone and Yosemite. I feel in love with their natural beauty and their own unique histories.