Wednesday, July 13, 2011
SPOTLIGHT: On Lorri Scott
Faculty Name: Lorri Scott
Birthplace: Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Current Residence: Santa Cruz Mnts., California
Necessary Job: wife and mother
How long have you been doing art?
Since I began using crayons at an early age. I obviously loved color and remember coveting my box of 64.
At what age did you begin creating and why?
Making potholders in grade school with one of those metal frame looms and sock loopers to make color patterns (3rd grade), getting a Barbie doll so I could make clothes for her(4th grade), raiding Grandma's scarf drawer and fashioning boas with them so me, my sister, and cousin could dance on the bed to Martha Reeves and the Vandellas while we twirled the scarves around us(5th grade), you get the picture?
What is your favorite part of teaching?
Sharing the joy of creating and working with color. I also enjoy learning from my students.
What do you find most challenging about teaching?
Scheduling, schlepping supplies and set up, and knowing what classes people would be interested in.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Read, walk, work in my studio, sing
What is your favorite type of art medium?
Dyeing fabrics and wearable art, fashion
Who is your favorite artist?
Madame Vionette She believed that "when a woman smiles, then her dress should smile too."
What is one interesting (trivial) fact that everyone should know about you?
I create clothes and accessories but often wear jeans. I'm also a bit of a wimp, afraid of the dark, turbulence on a plane, and anything scary.
Attach your favorite image and detail why it is your favorite.
This is a self portrait I drew in High School. It doesn't really look like me and I often think about that. It reminds me I drew this and while I haven't drawn much for many years I probably still could but how do you create an image exactly like what you are drawing from? Perhaps that's what art is, seeing something but creating it in a different likeness? Something to ponder.
Lorri’s Blog: http://lasfibers.blogspot.com/