“I like the physical nature of building the sculpture—it seems very old-fashioned and traditional. The idea of the material itself–it’s friendly, flexible, there’s a glow from in it. I’m the full-service artist—doing it all at the moment. I like the aspect of the low-tech tools that I need to make something like this. In the beginning [it was] an X-acto knife, masking tape and glue—now it’s the screw gun. So that hasn’t changed much at all—the directness of it, that I could begin to shape this, I can make this very plastic without any special process. There is that sense of one person building this thing—it becomes a “feat”—the whole thing isn’t about that but within the world we live in right now, it makes it a kind of tribal ritual piece; the fact that it was done by the human hand. [That] takes people back to the place in their life where they remember pasting things together [and so] understanding the process.”
Scott has been exhibiting his sculptures and drawings since 1976 in galleries in Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC, and in museums including the Frye Museum (Seattle, WA), the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA), the Boise Art Museum (Boise, ID), the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (Spokane, WA). The Missoula Art Museum (Missoula, MT) hosted a solo show of his work in the winter of 2010, and one of his sculptures was included in the Seattle Art Museum exhibition Kurt in the spring of 2010. The Tacoma Art Museum recently installed a bronze sculpture that the Museum commissioned Scott to create in cardboard which then was cast. Scott lives and works in Seattle.