" The Keeper Of C " (2020)
This piece was created by welding over a thousand small steel rods together and inlaid with back plates. It stands 35 inches tall x 22 inches wide (at the widest point ) x 11 inches deep and is mounted on a plate thats 11 x 18 inches. It weighs 27.8 pounds.
To me the artist :
this piece has kind of an odd meaning. I am narcoleptic and has extremely vivid reams that are almost like a second world that changes every night. I dream about many humanoid type creatures and some are very reoccurring while some only make 1 appearance . This particular “ slumberling “ as I call them is one who I see a decent amount. He is not my pal though. For as much as I dream about other worlds my dreams are ALWAYS kept at a PG-13 rating. If a dream starts to become steamy “The Keeper Of C “ shows up, and shows me the door back to the real word and wakes me up. As you can guess thats somewhat disappointing. He is the gate keeper to a part of my mind I am not allowed to access while asleep.
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.