Marsh Scott is best known for narrative stainless steel sculptures. These contemporary site-specific sculptures relate to the specific environment and seek interactivity with the local viewers as the content connects to them personally through their history, collective values and goals, or the world immediately surrounding them.
Scott began her work in multiple mediums while receiving a Bachelors degree at Penn State in art education. Specialization in ceramics, fiber and jewelry soon extended to a blending of surface, texture and process. A Masters in Art at Cal State Long Beach added research in ethnic crafts and their patterns and textures. Post graduate Architecture classes at the University of California at Irvine helped channel the pursuit of spatial 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. Stone and fused glass have become mediums to explore and combine with installations of multiple abstract forms.
Painting with multiple mediums gives immediate expression to process, concept and texture. Symbolism and gestures are tactile and create an interplay on the surfaces.
Scott currently lives and creates in Dana Point, California. Actively involved in the local arts 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.