My name is Joseph Scott, and I am an 18-year-old artist from Abbeville, South Carolina. The urge to create is primitive. As animals, we have the immense urge to create life, and as humans, we desire to create our art. Art transcends the many barriers that divide us, such as race, religion, gender, and socioeconomic statuses. As an artist, it is my job to communicate perspectives that utilize aspects of the human experience to create something universally relatable. Art defies all boundaries, from race to religion to gender to wealth disparity by establishing and generating these universal ideas. I have a deep interest in three-dimensional mediums that demonstrate the relationships between the artist and the world around them. By having a strong connection to the natural environment I believe that I bring aspects of an understanding of the relationship between material and the art itself, as well as an understanding of people’s overarching place in the universe into my artwork and my artistic process. My interest in tactile artwork and the creation processes has led me to study, and learn from, artists such as Richard Serra, Michael Heizer, and Ulrich R├╝ckriem. These artists utilize unique processes as part of their artistic creation, and their artwork contains an understanding between the material and its place in the environment. Their use of an imposing scale and an understanding of the relationship between the material and the environment is something that I draw much inspiration from. For me, art is an opportunity to express my feelings and ideas about the human experience.

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