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Marsh Scott Awarded Prestigious Public Art commission in Oklahoma City

'Connectivity', a major new Marsh Scott sculpture, will soon grace the remodeled Marsh with connectivity modelSanta Fe Depot and new Intermodal Transit Hub in Oklahoma City as a result of a national Public Art competition. The freestanding artwork, a stainless steel and fused glass sculpture, is intended to convey the energy of the many connections that start, end, or pass through the Hub as part of a major restoration and upgrade of the historic Oklahoma City railroad station.

"Goods and people will journey through the Hub by rail, foot, trolley, bike, car, truck and bus. People and commerce will pass through the Hub to connect to all points of the globe. I wanted to capture the bustle of people and things in motion with 'Connectivity' by crisscrossing steel ribbons to convey the fluidity of motion" stated Scott.

The sculpture will help anchor the entry of the architecturally significant, historic Santa Fe Depot. "The piece's arcs and circles intersect and connect at varied angles, containing and expanding with the energy of movement" explained Scott. The textured fused glass will allow light to pass through for added sparkle. Each arc and circle is pierced with designs derived from overlapping elements of wheels, pistons, cow catchers and windows to evoke the dynamic feel of transportation -  past and present. The fused glass and openings are designed to combine with the light passing through the historic depot's windows and the Art Deco-style architecture to organically connect the sculpture to the site.

The hand brushed surface will softly gleam with highlights and the surrounding architectural colors. Lighting will enhance the sculpture night and day with the added option of a varied mix of seasonal lighting motifs.

"The timeless spirit of connecting and of endless possibilities was my goal with 'Connectivity' and I am thrilled and honored to have been selected for this major transit project" concluded Marsh Scott.

Connectivity renderingThe details:
Santa Fe Depot, Oklahoma City Intermodal Transit Hub (open February 2017) 1% for Public Art, national competition
"Connectivity", stained steel and fused glass, when installed 8' X 9' X 3'

Other major Marsh Scott public art projects include: "Colors of the Canyon", Laguna Beach, CA; "Orange in Motion" Orange, CA.; and ”Cyclic Synergy" Ardmore, OK. A wide range of Art in Public Places, commercial, medical and private installations, along with additional sculptures and paintings can be seen on her website : www.marshscott.com.

Additional background:
Marsh Scott is best known for her contemporary, pierced, narrative stainless steel sculptures.

Scott began her work in multiple mediums while receiving a Bachelors degree at Penn State in art education. Her specialization in ceramics, fiber and jewelry soon extended into her love of surface, texture and process. A Masters in Art at Cal State Long Beach added research in ethnic crafts and their patterns and textures. Post graduate Architecture classes at the University of California at Irvine helped channel her pursuit of spatial and 3D design organization.

Early sculptural work in cast paper evolved into large multiple piece installations. Always experimenting with a variety of mediums; metal, especially stainless steel, became the choice for large public commissions and installations throughout the United States. Drawing in CAD and cutting plates with a laser or water jet allows the surface to at once be a fusion of sculpture and drawing.  Shadows become an additional, changing layer. Stone and fused glass have become new mediums to explore and combine with installations of multiple abstract forms.

Connectivity modelScott currently lives and creates in Dana Point, California. Actively involved in the local art's community, she has served on the Board and then as president of the renowned Sawdust Art Festival. In 2010 she received the “Artist of the Year” award in Laguna Beach, California.

Marsh Scott
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949-494-8672
www.MarshScott.com

All images are available in any dpi and in in higher resolution.
Included are:
1. Marsh with the maquette. (photo by Mary Hurlbut)
2. Rendering of the completed sculpture on site.
3. The maquette for “Connectivity”.

 


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