UPCOMING NEWS: Carol’s art will be featured on the cover and in an article, as well as an in-depth profile, in the December 2023 issue of Joie De Vivre Quarterly of Arts, Culture and Literature. https://www.jdvjournal.com/


“We see the tension between excess and finitude in Carol Scott’s striking images. The facets of glass, the glint on fish scales, the glow on curtains, the shine of a racecar’s chrome—all suggest the way things ecstatically refract and augment the radiance of being . . . seek out Scott’s artworks in their original resplendence. In this collection, they are presented in monochrome.  This stark palette, together with the way that several of Scott’s empty crystal glasses are tipped over, suggests the fragility, the constant pouring out . . . They are experiences felt, thought about, contemplated, dreamed, prayed, synthesized, connected, arranged, crafted.”

                              —Steven Knepper, PhD, author of A Heart of Flesh


“To encounter Carol Scott’s art is to know that strange exhilaration of stepping through an overlooked door on a familiar street and into a world vertiginous, enchanting, alive to the ceaseless throb of wonder. By turns jocund, searing, and prayerful, the work evinces a contemplative vision shot through with all the colors and shades of feeling known to the eyes of childhood. Playfully fluent in the tradition, it nonetheless eludes all facile comparison. Like all great art, it somehow leaves us less certain of our way of being in the world, even as it gives us back a part of ourselves we hadn’t yet known to look for.”

           —Danny Fitzpatrick Editor, Joie De Vivre Quarterly Journal of Arts, Culture, and Letters 


Carol Scott’s artistic legacy is her intensive and mystic devotion to the naked naturalness of first appearances. She explores how things first come together in light and sight, what recedes and remains underneath as compared to what presents itself, what is demarcated into shadow and what bares itself in light, and more, how to accentuate one’s perception of that light in simple objects. Most suggestively, she utilizes magnificent unadulterated color as the primal basis of image, understanding color within the lain image before experience, before the experienced-word, before that word is re-articulated in poetic form. Color, for Carol, evokes the first and immediate touching, sighting, tasting, hearing, perfume of divine presence within the unrepeatability of person in his or her world. Color captures all the senses, including the interior senses that unite spirits, drawing beings out of themselves into the luminosity which invites transcendence. Color. transmuted into an infinity of reflection is, for the artist, the very template of experience, and the secret foundation for every word vested in the precarity of flesh and wholly divested of reductive abstraction.”

                     —Caitlin Smith Gilson, Associate Editor, The New Ressourcement Journal