Scott Griffin – 2020 Collectors Collection

From the Collection of John and Margaret Nicholson

Value: $400

Artist Bio:

Scott Griffin is a self-taught Canadian artist who paints with encaustic on salvaged wood. He grew up in a family of bush pilots on a farm on Canada’s Scugog Island. His family expected him to follow their flying tradition, but Griffin had an urge to create. As a boy, he salvaged unusual materials scattered around the farm. He also began to create the characters that still populate his work today. At age 18, he moved to Oshawa, Canada, where he and his brother Clint collected and recycled materials from the garbage and filled their apartment with hundreds of paintings.

Artist Statement:

I am driven by the materials I collect. I can’t leave something that I think is useful, I have to take it home, even if I don’t need it now. I see things in the materials. The surfaces that I am drawn to tell me what to draw. They reveal a world to me I recognize. I started to use the welder to make lines on the metal and realized that I could draw with metal on metal. It’s been about 3 years of working with metal. I always do my art at night and collect stuff in the day.

Title:
Flying in a park

Medium:
metal on metal

Image Size:
11 x 11.5 x 2 in. (+/- irregular)

UNITY PROJECT

717 Dundas Street
London, ON
N5W 2Z5

www.unityproject.ca
t: 519.433.8700 ext. 201

REGISTER NOW

Click here to receive the UPwithART Newsletter

Click here to register

MUSEUM LONDON

421 Ridout Street North
London, ON
N6A 5H4

www.museumlondon.ca
t: 519.661.0333

REGISTER TODAY

SIGN UP and REGISTER

Click here to receive the UPwithART Newsletter

Click here to register

UNITY PROJECT

717 Dundas Street
London, ON
N5W 2Z5

www.unityproject.ca
t: 519.433.8700 ext. 201

MUSEUM LONDON

421 Ridout Street North
London, ON
N6A 5H4

www.museumlondon.ca
t: 519.661.0333