Scott says: I'm a landscape architect that loves to make things, so much so in fact, that I don't get enough of it from just my day job. So I turn to creating things outside of work.
A couple of years ago I discovered that I was going to be an uncle for the first time. I really wanted to make something for my nephew. In trying to decide what to make, I spent time reflecting on my childhood, and tried to recall memories that still stuck with me. I figured if I still had the memory, then it must have involved something of importance. One of the earliest memories recalled was a simple designed wooden mobile of a Pegasus. I remembered very young lying in bed and staring up at it. My next visit home, I rummaged through my old closet, and actually found the mobile. It's clean and simple design is still very appealing to me as an adult, and actually it's now hanging in my living room. That's when I decided that I wanted to create a mobile for my nephew that would be timeless. I wanted it to be an item that he could potentially hang on to throughout his life and have its design appeal transcend all ages. It could be as easily at home over a baby crib or hanging in a living room in a big city flat.
Next was deciding the subject of the mobile. I pretty quickly arrived on the Scissor Tailed Flycatcher bird for 2 main reasons. First, I liked the 'local' aspect of the bird since it is the official state bird of Oklahoma. Second, that particular bird was another pretty strong childhood memory from my summer visits to my grandparent’s farm in southeast Oklahoma.
ARTIST / DESIGNER
Woodworking Design Contest
dimensions: 12-1/4” width (wings to wing) x 11-1/2” length (beak to tail)