Eric M. Scott
510 South 9th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132
Loudoun Valley Cluster, Stop #17
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.
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, 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.
Offering on tour: A variety of mixed media paintings and drawings, artist prints, and signed copies of my books. Demos.
Directions to Eric M. Scott:
From Business Route 7 (Main Street) in Purcellville, turn at the stop light onto Maple Avenue heading south toward Lincoln, and go about .3 mile. Turn left onto South 9th Street and go about .1 mile. Driveway is on the right, additional parking is just ahead to left. Studio is in garage.