“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.” – DaVinci

My goal is communication, storytelling if you will.  Sculpture is the means I use to carry the story to the heart of the viewer.

There seems to be two mindsets with artists today. One artist says, ‘It’s your responsibility to understand me’ and the other says ‘it is my responsibility to communicate with you’. Those are exact opposites. Never allow an artist, through their work, to make you feel uninformed, unenlightened or less than anyone. The issue is the work and not the viewer. The world is in little need of another message of chaos or confusion. Art should provide clarity, illumination, and understanding; deeper insight into the wonders of life and love and faith.

When someone looks at the sculpture I will create over my lifetime, I want them to see a sincere body of work that reflects the divine design, and a life spent responding to the whispers of the soul.


3 responses to “Philosophy

  1. Mike Waters

    May 10, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Scott, I’ve been looking at your work and reading your words here for over an hour. I’m saying to you in my most heartfelt way that I’ve feel truly blessed to have known you. You have a heart for seeking and seeing the majesty in all things. Your sculpture is awe inspiring and your words and reflections are deep and soul touching. Thank you, my friend.

    • scottstearmanstudio

      May 10, 2012 at 3:37 am

      Mike, You’re a good friend….distance for a long time now but great to always feel connected. Thanks!!

  2. Judy Doxtater

    May 17, 2015 at 4:03 am

    I just purchased your sculpture “The Good Samaritan” at a silent auction for The Salvation Army in Kalispell, Mt. The moment I saw it , it touched my heart. And then I read the attached card and I knew why it spoke to me. Thank you for your beautiful work and your heart. Judy D.


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