Artist Statement

“Something Bigger”, AmbeR Day Scott

Whiteside Museum of Natural History, November 13 2020-January 30 2020

I am inspired by the poetry and symbolism of cosmic events, extreme weather, and animal behavior. I am intrigued by the toxicity of the human ego as well as the promise that we are all made of Star Stuff.

 

Among hundreds of others displaced by the Wichita Falls ‘79 tornado disaster, my family was moved to FEMA housing in a public park, which was also home to a large prairie dog colony. I learned to walk and talk in a community of trauma, fear, and charismatic subterranean rodents.

In 2017 I took a road trip to witness Eclipse Totality, which had a profound and indescribable effect. Since the Experience, I have been filled with a sense of Wonder and Oneness.

 

In the exhibition, “Something Bigger,” prairie dogs demonstrate a wide range of responses to awe-inspiring events and circumstances. Images are created through the arrangement of multitudes of seemingly random dots on a dark background. Each artwork contains the key to its own origin, via QR code, providing an experience in which the viewer interacts with paintings that have an augmented reality component.

In addition to the individual paintings, the exhibit includes didactic panels of scientific data relating to elements featured in the artwork, as well as links to virtual lesson plans and activities for exploration through arts integration. Within the exhibition space there is an opportunity for a small make-and-take activity designed to further connect the viewer with the artwork.

Like the images themselves, this body of work is the result of many components coming together to reveal a greater picture. Reference photos were provided by Carlos Juarez, Roger Whitaker, Lynn Seman, Andy Zamora, Daniel Juarez and Cindy Huckabee. Technical expertise and assistance provided by Amanda Snook, Melanie Clemmons, Simon Welch, Kevin King, Chris Flis and Holly Simon.

"photo credit, Bettzy Rodriguez"

AmbeR Day Scott

Artist Bio

After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Midwestern State University in 2001, AmbeR Day Scott moved from her hometown of Wichita Falls to Nacogdoches TX, Fayetteville AR, Austin TX and Bedford TX before returning to Wichita Falls. She spent years experimenting with new formats to present her creations outside of the gallery environment. Rather than channeling creative energy toward a culminating exhibition or product, she adopted a holistic integration of artistic practices into everyday activities.

 

In recent years, she has worked with a variety of Arts and Cultural institutions to create multiple large scale, ephemeral and virtual artistic experiences. These collaborations were designed to engage greater portions of the community in the production and appreciation of art.


Since 2018, her personal artwork has been featured in the Wichita Falls venues: 9th Street Studios, the Juanita Harvey Gallery at MSU, and the Kemp Center for the Arts.

She has also shown at the Tulsa Nude Art Show in Tulsa OK, the “Homage” juried exhibition in Rosendale NY, the Pedroche Gallery and Designs in Dallas TX, and the Cattle Track Arts Compound in Scottsdale AZ.

AmbeR currently lives and creates in Wichita Falls, TX.

 

For more details of her curatorial and collaborative projects: www.linkedin.com/in/amber-day-scott-30156763

AmbeR Day Scott

Public Works and Exhibitions

 

Personal Artwork

Solo and Joint Exhibitions

April 2020 (Delayed opening per Covid-19)– 2. Came To, Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale AZ

December 2019 – 2. Came To, Solo Show, Pedroche Designs and Gallery, Dallas TX

 

Group Exhibitions

 

October 2020 – Mystery Art Fest, Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls TX

 

October 2019 - Mystery Art Fest, Honorable Mention, Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls TX

July 2019 – Homage, juried exhibition, Juxtapose Gallery, Rosendale NY

 

April 2019 - Angry Girl Art Collective, group show, 9th Street Studios, Wichita Falls TX

March 2019 - Featured Artist in annual Nude Art Show, IDL Ballroom, Tulsa, OK

November 2018 – PINK, invitational of 51 female artists, Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls TX

October 2018 -Alumni Exhibition, Juanita Harvey Gallery at MSU, Wichita Falls TX

August 2018 - group exhibition and auction of work by 9 local artists, 9th Street Studios, Wichita Falls TX

 

Collaborations

artists and organizations

 

October 2020 – Pond Reimagined, River Bend Nature Center, WF: worked with artist Ferdine LeBlanc as well as the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture and the River Bend Nature Center to conceptualized, fabricate and install an immersive, nature-inspired art experience within the nature atrium.

 

April, March, January 2019 - Signage, Wichita Falls Public Library, WF: worked with 9th Street Team to fulfill commissioned visual features to enhance the library environment.

 

January 2019 - The Walker, 9th Street Studios, WF: worked with several other artists to design and create a large-scale fantasy/sci-fi entryway for the exhibition of the works of WG Lewis.

December 2018 - The Tree, Park Central, WF: worked with the 9th Street Team to create and install a public sculpture made of re-purposed water bottles.

 

November 2019, 2018, 2017 - City Lights Parade, 9th Street Studios, WF: worked with small crew of local artists to create High Art parade floats for annual night-time-parade.


October 2019, 2018, 2017 - Los Muertos, 9th Street Studios, WF: 10/17 assisted multiple artists in creating large visual elements for the first annual Los Muertos street festival. In 2018, was made the director/lead of

“Something Bigger”

A series of 15 small works by AmbeR Day Scott

 Whiteside Museum of Natural History

 November 13th 2020 – January 30 2021

“Big Bang” 2020

8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component

Reference photo by Daniel Juarez, used with permission.

$200

“The Golden Disc” 2020

8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component

$200

“The First Principle” 2020

8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component

$200

“Yaw” 2020

 

8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component

Reference photo by Andy Zamora, used with permission.

$200

“Agape” 2020

8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component

Reference photo by Carlos Juarez, used with permission.

$200


“Gauge Invariance” 2020 


8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component

 

Reference photo by Cindy Huckabee, used with permission.


$200

“Optics” 2020 


8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component


Reference photo by Roger Whitaker, used with permission.


$200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Higgs Boson” 020

 
8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component

Reference photo by Carlos Juarez, used with permission.


$200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Flimsy Reed” 2020 


8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component


$200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dust” 2020 


8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component


Reference photo by Carlos Juarez, used with permission.


$200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Yaw” 2020

8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component

Reference photo by Carlos Juarez, used with permission.

$200

“Ex Nihilo” 2020 


8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component


Reference photo by Daniel Juarez, used with permission.


$200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Follicle” 2020 


8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component


Reference photo by Laura Clepper, used with permission.


$200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“Star Stuff” 2020 


8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component


Reference photo by Carlos Juarez, used with permission.


$200
 

“Static” 2020

 
8”x10” acrylic and mixed media on canvas with augmented reality component


$200