Black Creek artist Brian Scott has added a fine art sculpture garden in his exhibition space in Black Creek.
There are many excellent sculptors such as Tim Haley, Patricia Didiomete, Jeff Hartbower and John Czigletti who are hidden away on acreages in the North Island. Sculpture requires a lot of space and also artists tend to prefer to hide away in the garret.
Scott, with his high visibility on the Old Island Highway, attracts a lot of visitors. He has three buildings with an acrylic and oil studios and two fine art display spaces.
He features modern art abstract paintings as well as traditional framed landscapes.
In Scott’s display of local sculpture, he has tried to amass a cross-section of styles — from yellow cedar (Haley), concrete figures (Didiomete), recycled materials (Hartbower) and to cast iron (Czugketti).
Most of the sculptures are inspired by the female form; others are animal and organic forms from the North Island. It is fascinating to ask the public about their preferences.
Since many collectors have their homes filled with flat art, many are looking for sculpture to feature in their gardens. A strong sculptural piece adds a strong focal point to a garden space.
Scott’s favourite is female form by Didiomete that is obviously inspired by Marc Chagal, one of the artists who have inspired his work.
Sculpture in a garden settings dates back to the ancient Greeks, Romans, and the Renaissance. What would an English garden be without a Venus or Aphrodite standing serenely as the focal point of the private space?
Scott in his display features the interaction of the garden and the sculpture, which adds the final touch of magic.
Scott’s Black Creek complex at 8269 North Island Highway is open seven days per week until Thanksgiving. He is willing to answer any questions about fine art.
For more information, visit www.brianscottfineart.com.
— Brian Scott