" Lost In Triangulation " (2019)
Created oct- nov 2019
Lost in triangulation is a steel sculpture created by Scott Wilkes. Its made from hundreds of steel plates welded together. She stands 37 inches tall and is 20 inches wide at the arms and is 12 inches deep. She is mounted on a steel plate which is 16 inches wide so she can stand with grace. She weighs 35 pounds.
To me the artist :
She is a representation of one of my dream creatures. Being narcoleptic I have extremly deep and detailed dreams and there are reoccurring themes and “ beings “ . . This being like so many I dream about are moving patterns and pieces which seem to float in the darkness. This particular one is almost made out of triangular and diamond shaped metallic crystals. She tends to show up when I am frustrated or having doubts about something. Her voice reminds me of a computer generated females voice thats been put through auto tune. She never tells me what i need to do but rather lays out multiple options and possible outcomes but not pushing me towards and particular one. She is almost like a living time machine who’s goal is to help educate me in times of doubt. She is a most welcome guest in my night world .
Scott was born in the early 70s on the east coast. Son to a chemical engineering professor and a school teacher. After bouncing around many states and even more cities Scott landed on his own in Austin Texas at the age of 17. He attended college by day and created leatherwork by night. The leatherwork lead to a show that was created basically by accident to feature his work in a fashion show. He then wrote, directed and performed in that show on on a weekly basis for 14 years. Then life changed dramatically due to a family tragedy and the show closed and Scott went to work as a roughneck welder for the next 10 years. While raising his daughter alone on a shoestring budget he began to sculpt with scrap steel from the shop to cope and keep busy. He is self taught and has been sculpting now for about 5 years and his primary subject is the female form. His goal is to take the chaos of a rigid medium thats cold, hard and sharp and pattern it in to soft flowing forms , smooth to the touch that convey warmth and emotion.