International Sculpture Center

   

Scotty Menesini
scottymenesini.com
University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Sponsor: Joshua Mosley



Magnolia
2014
Magnolia and red oak
36 x 96 x 60 in.

Artist Statement

Trees are my catalyst and my medium. Sculpting the sections of downed trees that I transport back to my studio is an extremely intimate experience. Form, color, and grain determine whether I submit, force, embrace, or adapt. I prefer to feel experience rather than intellectualize. I want to be moved by the inherent qualities of an object or experience, to embrace an object for what it actually is, rather than mask it with secondary meanings or associations.