L. Scooter Morris
My work, called Sculpted Paintings, is the integration of color, light and texture with many surface variations and includes mixed media. It is the influence of personal and world events that is then reflected in the paintings.
The landscape paintings have the effect of a layered topography and atmosphere that exist in real life. I use texture as an allusion to intimate the clouds, mountains and water, to create an impression of what actually exists and allow the viewer to bring their own interpretation and memories to the experience of the moment. This is also true of the flags. At first glance, you see an image, an iconic symbol (the flag, hearts, stars) that seems familiar, details that give meaning to those symbols.
There is the artist's intention behind the work, there is also the meaning the viewer has upon seeing the work. Combined, the work's meaning is elevated.
After spending my formative years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, taking classes and training, I attended Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy, and received a BFA from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Subsequently, I took graduate classes in Los Angeles, California at U.C.L.A. I currently reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Sculpted Paintings are collected by art patrons from many countries and can be seen at Wiford Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They were recently shown on the Times Square Billboard and at The Louvre in Paris.