Sunday, February 21, 2010

Public Art Fund's In the Public Realm Submission - War Boat Theory Public Sculpture

I have always been fascinated by public space in and around the city. There is such a wealth of public areas in New York that beckons to have something artistically done to the spaces. As an artist who has lived and worked in New York City for more than 20 years, I feel the need to contribute to the artistic landscape of the City.

My proposal is to construct and install a large public sculpture of formable size that seize public attention through its mass, color and form. The War Boat Theory Public Sculpture is meant to stop a pedestrian in their tracks by the mass and color and to attract the attention of the viewing public and engage them through the visual and emotional essences of art.

The War Boat Theory Public Sculpture is a project, which places a large colorful painted wood sculptural structure in a public green park environment. The sculpture’s purpose is to draw attention to art, culture, color, form, and the changing world in today’s society through the use of mass, weight and color to project a statement of life, war and humanity.

As an artist I feel obligated to create artwork, which raise public perception about the world we live in today.

I see my work as a reflective catalyst on how art can change people, and the world we live in today, and in the future.

Scotto Mycklebust

February 16, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blue Litho Painting on paper card stock

I found some large sheets of litho paper in the building trash bin, which were printed with deep ultramarine blue on one side. Artist Ross Bleckner tossed them in the trash, his studio was a couple doors down from mine, before he moved to the 11th floor. Yesterday, I needed to painted, but did not have any stretched canvas around. I grab one of the litho sheets, tacked it to the wall and grab a tube of oil paint and started. The paint glided over the printed litho ink. I liked the effect very much. Stop and glued a found printed fashion advertisement page to the paper.