“Growing Process” at the Temp Gallery

When I create a piece of art, I think about more than just the end-result, it’s about the process I go through to create that piece. To me the process is just as much a part of the piece of work as the final product itself.

“Growing Process” is about how seeing both the process and the original artworks can change or enhance the art viewing experience. The works in this show are also personal. The organic shapes have a literal connection to growth as plants but also are metaphorical in their titles and how they apply to my own personal growth as a person and artist. Locations also tend to change and grow over time and the way a place once was in our minds eye may no longer be that way. This is why I chose to depict these places in such an organic way. Change is inevitable, and it is also beautiful.

I’m very excited to be showing “Growing Process” at the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery (aka Temp Gallery) from Feb 6-27,2014! This is the first solo art show that I’ve had in a gallery space. It’s awesome to see my hard work on the walls and to hear what people have to say about it.

I have gotten a lot of really positive feedback on the show and the process videos being shown with the pieces have been well received! Many of the questions people posed about my work were much more specific than “How do you make your pieces?”. Some of the questions were: “Do you start your process on the final piece right away or do you sketch first?” “How do you keep your hand so steady?” and “How do you keep the charcoal from smudging?”.

And some of the remarks I got were: “Your work is very unique, I haven’t seen anything like it before!” “I like the juxtaposition between the very precise lines and the ‘wooshbooshwoosh’ (sound effect complete with hand gestures) watercolor background.” and  “Your pieces remind me of Matisse’s stained glass windows in the church he designed!”

If you weren’t able to make it to the opening reception here’s my portion of the Art Talk:

And here’s a quick virtual walk through of the show for those of you who aren’t able to make it to see the show in person:

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me so far in my art career. I am immensely grateful to everyone who helped to make this show happen, especially the awesome people who chose to back the “Art Show: Line Drawing and Process Videos by Heather Scott” Kickstarter project!

Till next time!
Much Aloha,

Heather Scott