Scott Bruckner - Sculptor
Scott began his wood sculpting in 1995, working with found objects and unused construction materials. His work won the First Place Award for Sculpture in the independently judged 2003 and 2004 Santa Clarita Art Classic, as well as an award in the 2008 Art Classic. He was an active part of the Santa Clarita arts community where he was president of the local Art Association from 2005 to 2006.
In 2012 he completed a public art piece for the City of Santa Clarita on their Southfork Trail bike path. During the summer of 2011 he attended a wood craftsman class in Maine’s Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. In early 2011 he and his wife moved to Carlsbad, California where he continues to work full time on his sculpting.
My work focuses on contemporary shape, sometimes representing human figures, or simply leading to intrigue in the shapes created. I sometimes use copper, metal, or stained glass to add to the interest of the piece. The pieces originate from a quick sketch done as a result of a vision that strikes me. Where the inspiration for a piece comes from has remained a puzzlement, one that haunts most artists.
My art continues to evolve, with continued knowledge from working in this medium, as well as refining the tools and materials used. Found objects are rarely used in current pieces, with rare woods now being infused. Each piece is finished to become a part of a contemporary home, adding the warmth of wood from the creative design in a natural wood medium. Rich wood grain appears in each piece, both smooth and roughly exposed.