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Back in the “studio”
space of my youth, I fed my mind’s eye and imagination zealously. I invented
toys and games with moveable parts, sketched paper dolls and people, and
assembled found objects into vistas and whimsical creations. Today, these
passions to design and recycle endure.
In addition to store bought metal rods,
my steel supply is comprised of scrap yard riches. I weld my steel sculptures
from the foundation upwards, plasticizing and shaping the hard metal through
heat and the soft process of play.
may be perceived as sculptural tonics inviting the viewer to sip the humor and
tickle the funny bone. Resemblant of toys,
are often equipped with pretend wind-up keys. Several of the sculptures
invite the gentle touch of a hand and will respond kinetically. For some, their
physical space is dramatically augmented by cast shadows upon the walls.
My focus is to communicate expression through the "voice" of the body;
through postures and gestures; humans being themselves. The figures perform
entertaining feats of equilibrium and multiple tasks while assorted familiar
objects emanate an animated demeanor. aMUSEments
may be experienced as a reprieve where global trials, human afflictions, and the
sting of reality are silenced by humor, celebration and delight.
created between 2001-2009 include pARTy hats & parTIES,
Visit the pARTy hat
gallery to view a slide show!
while exclusive of human form are
vibrantly brimming with animated human spirit. Scavotto recalls delightfully
drawing as a young child, on the white cardboard packaging from her father’s
dry-cleaned shirts. These blank virgin surfaces were invitations for mark-making
and color. parTIES clay wall sculptures, colored with acrylic paint and
marbling dyes resemble the boxy appearance of these packaged shirts. The stained
neckties add a dash of humor, hinting to the whereabouts and goings-on of the
parTIES #4, After the Merlot 17" x 10" x 4" parTIES
#5, After the Pasta 19" x 10" x 4"
parTIES #6, After the Expresso
17" x 9" x 5" parTIES
#7, After the Last Dance 18" x 9" x 4"
detail - one of
two coffee stains
detail - lipstick stains on the collar & tie