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LINEAR ABSTRACTION II

A N I M A L :  Elephant, or animal of choice

M A T E R I A L :  Powder coated mild steel or stainless steel rods

P R I C E :  $39,000 (for elephant pictured)

U N I Q U E / M U L T I P L E :  Unique

D E S C R I P T I O N :  A computer model of the selected animal will be created and posed to define its character and the sculptural composition. The level of abstraction of each subject will be determined through a process of polygonal reduction to determine the appropriate form of the work. This model will then be used to create linear forms. I have used this approach to create climbable sculptures that adhere to playground regulations.

 

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VOLUMETRIC ABSTRACTION 

A N I M A L :  Elephant or animal of choice

M A T E R I A L :  Powder coated mild steel or stainless steel

P R I C E :  $42,000 for mild steel powder coated elephant pictured.  $46,000 for stainless steel elephant pictured.

U N I Q U E / M U L T I P L E :  Unique

D E S C R I P T I O N :  A computer model of the selected animal will be created and posed to define its character and the sculptural composition. The level of abstraction of each subject will be determined through a process of polygonal reduction to determine the appropriate stylistic expression of the work. This model will then be used to create patterns expressed as a planar volumetric form. The steel or stainless steel form will be welded and attached to its base at the appropriate site. I have both used and taught this fabrication process. I have also created several large-scale indoor and outdoor cardboard sculpture installations using this technique. The cardboard made using this approach provides templates for sculptures that will be fabricated permanently in steel.

 
 

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Andrew Scott

 

“My approach to public art takes the vision of the client as the starting point of a creative process that yields tangible solutions within the defined budget. Each public art project presents a unique challenge defined by site, scale, and cultural context. As a result, my approach to these projects starts from a firm conceptual basis that considers each of these factors. In this case, both the subject and the site context is identified. Using animals found in the Cameron Zoo, I propose to create one to five abstracted sculptures in steel that activate the designated sites along University Park Drive and Pecan Bottoms. Every site comes with its own sets of attributes that influence the formal qualities of the artwork that engages it. As a result, I propose a site visit before the sculptural design is finalized. The other artwork along the project corridor makes this even more critical.”

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Andrew Scott is a professor of sculpture at University of Texas and has a studio in Dallas, TX. His public art highlights include a 2014 commission by the city of Gainesville, FL to create a memorial to fallen police officers. In 2012, he was invited as the featured artist for the Cartasia Sculpture Biennial in Lucca, Italy. His work, Black Man Grove Resilience, graced the historic Piazza San Michele. During the same year, his sculpture Follow the Drinking Gourd was presented in PULSE festival and remained suspended in the Atrium of the Jepson Museum throughout the year. In 2008, he created a giant gavel sculpture for the south reflecting pool of the Ohio Supreme court.

 

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