Eric M. Scott is an artist and educator
born and raised in Washington, Pennsylvania. He currently lives
and teaches art in Loudoun County, and is coauthor of the best
selling book, The Journal Junkies Workshop: Visual Ammunition
for the Art Addict.
My work centers on the structure of thought, memory, and
experience, and I am interested in the connections we
have within ourselves and with others. My process is an
excavation of my experiences, my memories, and my
connections with others, and at times it takes on a
completely non-objective form with no representational
images, words, objects, or symbols. At other times, it
takes the form of symbols, collage, images, and words.
At all times, my process is a layering process
physically with media, conceptually with the ideas, and
metaphorically with the imagery. I peel back the layers
to unearth that which is hidden and to sift through the
defenses and barriers.
I am interested in the things that we do not say cannot say
the things that we fear, push down, and hide, so my work is
about the push-and-pull of spaces foreground vs. background
three-dimensional vs. two-dimensional physical vs. mental
internal vs. external. My work is about breaking down walls
and putting up barriers about how we connect to ourselves and
how we connect to others. But most importantly it is about how
we human beings are multi-layered, complex mechanisms with a core
of vulnerable truth.
on tour: A variety of paintings, drawings, and mixed
media pieces along with artist prints and signed copies of my
book, The Journal Junkies Workshop. I will be working in visual
journal and small pieces, and I will be sharing my process with
attendees (but not specific hands-on demonstrations).