For 45 years and counting, sculptor Sandy Scott has provided the art world with countless works of beauty. Featuring paintings, etchings, drawings, and sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet is proud to present the prolific artist’s retrospective.
January 23 marked the date that Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, opened Sandy Scott’s retrospective exhibition. What’s more, a public lecture by the artist is scheduled for January 30 in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium.
Scott has gained acclaim for her outstanding bronze animal sculptures. The artist’s website states, “A lifelong interest in aviation has been invaluable to her work as an artist. A licensed pilot for almost 50 years, she says, ‘I believe my knowledge of aerodynamics has been helpful in achieving the illusion of movement in my bird sculptures.’ Her knowledge of aerodynamics was particularly evident in ‘Mallard Duet,’ a sold-out sculpture that won the Ellen P. Speyer Award at the National Academy of Design in New York. This sculpture is in the permanent collection of Brookgreen Gardens and the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
“When asked what influenced her work most she replies, ‘First was the time I spent at the Kansas City Art Institute, it opened my eyes to the fundamentals of art and imparted a life long interest and love of art history; second was my trip to the north country and Lake of the Woods when I was a kid, it introduced me to what would become a never ending source and inspiration; third has been teaching workshops: teaching is an ongoing discipline — I’ve learned and continue to learn through teaching.’”
“Sandy Scott: A Retrospective” will be on view through April 24.
To learn more, visit Brookgreen Gardens.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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