About Marsh Scott
Line, surface, form, repetition, layers; negative and positive space connect the multiple mediums of Marsh’s art flowing between abstraction and narration through immersion in the process of art-making.
Marsh is best known for her pierced metal narrative sculptures. These contemporary installations relate to the specific environment and seek interactivity with the viewers as the content connects to them personally through their history, collective values and goals, or the world immediately surrounding them.
Other series include organic stone sculptures in marble and alabaster, minimal paintings on paper immersed in immediacy and repetition, and abstract frescoes exploring gestures and marks carved into a 2d surface.
Marsh 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 symbols. Post graduate Architecture classes at the University of California at Irvine helped channel her pursuit of spatial and 2D 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 and aluminum, became the choice for large public commissions and installations throughout the United States. Drawing in CAD and cutting plates with laser or water jet allows the surface to at once be a fusion of sculpture and drawing. Shadows become an additional, changing layer. Transparent color is added or reflected in a brushed surface. Stone and fused glass have become additional mediums to explore and combine with installations of multiple abstract forms.
Marsh currently lives and creates in Dana Point, California. 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.