Scott resides in Logan, Utah. His studio is located in Paradise, Utah. He loves this quiet peaceful place to do his work. Scott is a sculpting artist, specializing in creating unique ‘Old West’ and ‘Americana’ themed sculptures.
Scott sculpts using clay as his medium and casts these pieces into bronze. Working with the foundry, he inspects each piece, multiple times, as they make their way through the casting process. Scott uses the patina to bring out the spirit of each individual sculpture.
Though most of his work is inspired, sculpted, and then sold, Scott does consider monumental commission work. His recent completion of an eleven man 1890’s football team monument (7′ H x 12′ W), only enhanced his love of working on a very large scale.
In Scott’s own words, “Whether a piece be small or large, I love seeing a sculpture silhouette make an impact from a distance. To see a work of art, I created, having visible effect on a viewer, is humbling.”
Scott & Janette enjoy living in Cache County, Utah surrounded by the beauty and seasons of the Wasatch Mountains. We love travel, being near family and friends and hanging with each other in our down time. We go to the Logan Gardeners Market in the summer and the Hot Springs in the winter. Janette is an ardent quilter/sewer, recently, making both of her girls wedding dresses. She is often deciding which herbal tea to drink and what to sew next. Scott takes regular salmon fishing trips to Alaska with his father-in-law, and thrills at beating him in chess. Together, we love collecting art. Art fills our lives on all fronts, from architecture and landscaping, to vacations, food, watching random people walk down the street to pillow talk.
It seems like only yesterday that I bought a bronze from my uncle, Grant Speed. I took it home and looked at it for hours. In fact, that evening I took a sleeping bag out of the closet and lay by the piece to turn it in the moonlight. My love affair with bronze had begun. Six months later (in October of ’90) I came home from work, looked at that bronze and said, “I can do that”.
Having made the decision to sculpt, I became the consummate pupil. I find myself in a constant state of research. I’ve realized, “One never arrives.”
My desire is to use art as a vehicle to inspire mankind to see the beauty of life. Artists are prone to leave emotional fingerprints all over their work; hence, when you look at my work, what you’ll be seeing are self-portraits. I love how shape, line and form communicate. Every line has a spirit and speaks volumes. Put a lump of clay in my hands and a short while later you’ll know exactly how I feel and physically see my soul.
As you view my work, take the time to step back 100 years and find the spirit of the old west. Get in touch with that spirit and you’ll find it exists today as much as it ever did.
After viewing one of my pieces, I love it when someone says, “I can feel the bullet hitting him”,” I feel like I’m on the back of that bucking horse” or “I can hear the thundering stampede”, because they’ve become active participants with the sculpture.
I owe a debt of gratitude to my parents, Del and Vergie Rogers, for all of their support in assisting me to know I can do what I set out to accomplish.
“Janette”, my love, my confidant, my partner in life, “I’m in.”.