Featured Artist E Scott Phillips of Totally Wired is an amazing Wire Sculptor! You can find Scott at Western Ave in Studio 213. Get to know a little bit about Scott here:
Q: What do you love most about your art?‘
A: I love that my creations are as endless as my mind. The wire bends and conforms as needed. It can be shaped to create trees, flowers, animals or jewelry. When the piece is completed I love how it picks up the light and the reflection adds depth and movement to the pieces.
Q: What is your biggest obstacle with your art?
A: Mental block is the easiest pain to deal with however years of wire sculpting has lead to other pains. All of my creations are hand made and the constant twisting and manipulation of wire, aside from cuts and scratches, has lead to carpel tunnel and tennis elbow. I love my art and I love creating it and I won’t let a little pain hold me back.
Q: Describe a typical art creativity session. What is it like? For example, do you work in silence, or do you work to music? Do you prefer to be alone, or do you need people around?
A: I like to work alone as many times I close my eyes and picture animals or birds or trees and what they would look like made of wire. It’s calming and meditative. Once I have the idea, in my head , I crank up the music and sing along.
Q: How does your personality translate into your art?
A: Well I am a little twisted… And that pretty much is my art 😉
Q: What is your favorite thing about the arts community?
A: My favorite thing about our community is the comradery. I have made so many good friends. No matter what the medium we all have something in common, our art. I do not think I can walk into a restaurant in town with out seeing an artist friend. This is what I love most about this city; the art community.
Q: Describe your favorite way to spend a Sunday morning?
A: My favorite way to spend a Sunday morning is with a mimosa, some music and a spool of wire.