site specific out of doors sketches in bronze surreality carvings


Hello Goodbye: Endangered Alphabets Obelisk– Ash wood, 10'x12"'x12"

The Endangered Alphabets Obelisk sculpture originated with the theme of “Text & Symbol.”

The Obelisk incorporates characters, symbols, and scripts drawn from living, yet endangered, languages and their writing systems spanning the four corners of the world. Due to shifting tides in politics, migration, armed conflict and developmental pressures, many of these unique writing systems and languages are on the verge of disappearing.

While all writings on the obelisk are still in use today, some of these alphabets can now only be written by as few as five or so writers. Centuries of accumulated knowledge and tradition are being lost within as little as two generations to the very cultures that created them.

These alphabets are wrapped around the wood of an Ash tree—a tree central to the native Vermont Abenaki story of creation. The Ash tree itself is now endangered due to the Emerald Ash Borer beetle.

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Employing different themes and perspectives in creating a sculpture, Scott Boyd has worked in a variety of materials such as bowling pins and lobster shells; canvas sails; old windows and model jet-planes, as well as, marble, metals and wood. In principle, the idea of the sculpture determines its medium.

For Boyd, creating a sculpture is like exploring a new language, developing its vocabulary and seeking out the abstractions of thought that can bring expression into the possibility of communication. In some ways, his sculptures are dialectical arguments looking to resolve themselves.

Scott Boyd lives and works in Stowe, Vermont. He received his B.A. from Reed College and his M.F.A. from Yale University. He has also studied sculpture at the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris, France, and marble carving in Tinos, Greece, and Pietrasanta, Italy. Sculptors who have inspired him in the past include Donatello, Constantin Brâncusi, Joel Shapiro, Barry Le Va, Laurie Anderson and Donald Judd.

Other pursuits include writing poetry, drumming and dancing Argentine tango.

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Scott Boyd

Selected Exhibitions

Exposed 2020, Outdoor Group Show:
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT 2020
Lemon Fair Sculpture Park,
Shoreham, VT 2018-2020
Artistree Gallery, Group Show,
Pomfret, VT 2017-2018
Helen Day Art Center, Group Show:
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT 2008-2019
Exposed 2015, Outdoor Group Show:
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT 2015
Exposed 2013, Outdoor Group Show:
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT 2013
Exposed 2012, Outdoor Group Show:
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT 2012
Current 2011, Outdoor Group Show:
Boscobel, Garrison, NY 2011
Collaborative Concepts,
Outdoor Group Show: Garrison, NY 2007
Garrison Art Center, Group Show:
Garrison, NY 2001-2008
West 14th Street Studio, Group Show:
Meatpacking District, NYC 1992-2000
RMMR Studio: West 14th St., NYC 1992-1994
Ridge Street Gallery, One-man Show: 125 Ridge St., NYC 1990
Ridge Street Gallery, Group Show: 125 Ridge St., NYC 1989
ABC No Rio, Group Show: 156 Rivington St., NYC 1986
ABC No Rio, “Vote/Veto - Art & Politics”: 156 Rivington St., NYC 1985
Falmouth Artist Guild, Falmouth, MA 1983
Boston Visual Artists Union:Boston, MA 1982
Yale University, Group Show: New Haven, CT 1980-1981
Reed College, Thesis Show, Portland, OR 1979
L’École des Beaux Arts, Group Show: Paris, France, 1978