Eric M. Scott
Eric M. Scott
510 South 9th Street, Purcellville, VA, USA
Valley Cluster, Stop #26
About the Artist
Eric M. Scott is an artist and educator born and raised in Washington, Pennsylvania. He currently lives in Purcellville and teaches art at John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary School in Leesburg. He is coauthor of the best selling books, The Journal Junkies Workshop: Visual Ammunition for the Art Addict and Journal Fodder 365: Daily Doses of Inspiration 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, with others, and with places. 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.
My work is about the push-and-pull of spaces — foreground vs. background — three-dimensional vs. two-dimensional — physical vs. mental — internal vs. external. It is about breaking down walls and putting up barriers — about how we connect to ourselves, how we connect to others, and how we connect to the places we live. But most importantly it is about how we human beings are multi-layered, complex mechanisms with a core of vulnerable truth.