Hi. I’m Scott Anderson, a designer and artist from Fort Worth, Texas.
I am largely a self-taught artist. I have my mother and a handful of teachers to thank for teaching much of what I know about creativity, though usually in the context of creative writing. Also, I play in a jazz trio, which has taught me to be creative on the fly, without filters or blinders, and only the roughest sketch of an outline, or plan of action. Genuine high-wire-without-a-net stuff.
The artwork I’m creating now is a direct result of the two backgrounds. I try very hard not to edit or process or gauge while working. I simply ‘do.’ There’s a certain amount of ‘no mind’ in the process, but that makes it sound more mystical than it really is. I love taking the familiar and twisting it, shattering it, stretching it or distorting it until you can see the underlying structures, the bones, the arteries and the nerves of the world, in some new way. There is a direct metaphor in the jazz standard played in some new inventive and unusual way. You know the song, but in the performance you are shown something about the song you didn’t realize was there.
The method is constantly evolving – itself a song that is never played the same way twice. And – I hope — never resolving.