Scott Rogers

It seems like only yesterday that I bought a bronze from my uncle, Grant Speed. I took it home and looked at it for hours. In fact, that evening I took a sleeping bag out of the closet and lay by the piece to turn it in the moonlight. My love affair with bronze had begun. Six months later (in October of ’90) I came home from work, looked at that bronze and said, “I can do that”.

 

Having made the decision to sculpt, I became the consummate pupil. I find myself in a constant state of research. I sought and continue to seek counsel at the hands of master teachers (i.e. studied with Fritz White CA, Stanley Bleifeld, Herb Mignery CA, Mehl Lawson CA and Grant Speed CA).

 

My desire is to use art as a vehicle to inspire mankind to see the beauty of life. Artists’ are prone to leave emotional fingerprints all over their work; hence, what you’ll be seeing, in a way are self-portraits. I love how shape, line and form communicate. Every line has a spirit and speaks volumes. Put a lump of clay in my hands and a short while later you’ll know exactly how I feel and physically see my soul. I am finding that the key to life is to develop eyes to see what is really ‘there’. I love what I do. The feelings I portray about the ‘Old West’ I’ve had all my life. I remember fondly the hours spent as a youth reading of renegades, rebels, rogues, outlaws, wild men and horses, ferocity, passion, power, cunning, independence, honor, loneliness, fear, rage, courage and freedom. These words worked their way into my soul and now find expression through my fingers in clay. The ‘West’ was about men and women who had courage, who were part of something bigger than themselves. I find great pleasure in doing these people justice by creating a fair portrayal of their characters.

 

As you view my work, take the time to step back a 100 years and find the spirit of the old west. Get in touch with that spirit and you’ll find it exists today as much as it ever did.

 

 

When beginning a piece, the first thing I do is isolate an emotion I know intimately. An emotion that pulls at my heart, one that makes me hold my breath, an emotion so strong it becomes overwhelming and is physically draining to experience. If the emotion doesn’t command my rapt attention it is quickly dismissed. In creating “a moment” I do it in such a way that you (the viewer) have no choice but to play an active part and put yourself in the scene as the character depicted or as a firsthand witness.

 

I sculpt feelings and not reality. In fact, to me the words sculpture and feelings are synonymous. I love it when someone says, after viewing one of my pieces, “I can feel the bullet hitting him”, ” I feel like I’m on the back of the bucking horse” or “I can hear the roar of the stampede”. I know art uplifts the spirit, it makes one want to be better, to feel good about themselves and their fellow man, to reach out for that which is good in life. It’s my wish that you experience some of what I feel through my art.

 

I owe a debt of gratitude to my parents, Del and Vergie Rogers, for all of their support in assisting me to know I can do what I set out to accomplish. Thank you, Fritz White (my friend and mentor) for your passion and love. “Janette” … my love, my confidant, my partner in life, “I’m in.”.

Artist Statement

 

 

“My desire is to use art as a vehicle to inspire mankind to see the beauty of all life.  Artists are prone to leave emotional fingerprints all over their work; hence, in a real way, when you view an artist’s work, what you’re actually seeing is a self -portrait.  I love how shape and form communicate.  Every line has a spirit and speaks volumes. Put a lump of clay in my hands and a short while later you’ll know exactly how I feel and see my heart.  For me, the secret rests in seeing the truth before my eyes.  What I find interesting is how that truth changes.

 

I’ve been drawn to the spirit of the Old West since I can remember. As a youth, I spent hours reading of renegades, outlaws, wild men and horses. I connected with the ferocity, power, cunning, independence and courage of these characters. Consequently, the spirit of the Old West united with my soul. As a result, the Old West now finds expression through my fingers in clay.

 

Men and woman living at this time in history had courage to work for something better. They believed in the future and took risks to be a part of something bigger than themselves. I find great pleasure in doing justice to these men and women by creating authentic portrayals of what they represented.

 

As you view my work, take time to step back 100 years and find the spirit of the Old West. It is still alive today. The Old West is not locked down to time and place.

 

The first thing I do when sculpting a piece is to isolate an emotion I know intimately.  This emotion pulls at my heart and makes me hold my breath. In fact, it is so potent it becomes physically draining. I attempt to draw the viewer is in as an active participant in the “moment” I portray. Even more, my goal is for them to associate in the moment as a first hand witness.

 

I find myself in a constant state of research.  I seek counsel at the hands of my peers and master teachers (i.e. Fritz White CA, Stanley Bleifeld, Mehl Lawson CA, Grant Speed CA.)  I constantly hearken meaningful feedback that lends itself to enhancing my work.

 

Art lifts the spirit! Art assists one to reach out for that which is good in life. Art inspires one to feel better about themselves and their fellowmen.”

— Scott Rogers

Available Work by Scott Rogers

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Clay model for bronze, Limited ed. 30
23"H x 10"W x 10"W
$3,600 Special precast price...

Bronze, Limited edition
42"H (60% lifesize)
$16,000...

Bronze, Limited edition
25.5"H x 18.5"W x 8"D
$4800...

Bronze, Limited edition
4"H x 10"W x 6.5"D
$1200...

Bronze, Limited edition
22.5"H x 6.75"W x 6.75"D
$3200...

Bronze, Limited edition
42"H x 24"H x 26"W (60% lifesize)
$16,000...

Bronze, Limited edition of 30
3.25"H x 12.5"W x 7.25"D
$2100...

Clay model for bronze, Limited ed. 30
16"H x 12"W x 14"D
$4800 Special precast price...

Bronze, Limited edition of 30
20"H x 23"W x 10"D (60% lifesize)
$16,000...

Bronze, Limited edition of 30
20"H x 23"W x 10"D
$5600...

Bronze, Limited edition of 30
6"H x 11"W x 6"D
$2200...

Bronzed, Limited edition of 30
Steer head 6"H x 9.25"W x 4.5"D
Steer head turning 7"H x 5.5"W x 3"D
$900 each...

Bronze, Limited edition of 30
18"H x 11"W x 8"D
$4200...

Bronze, Limited edition of 30
23"H x 13"W x 13"D
$4400...

Bronze, Limited edition of 30
26.5"H x 13.5"W x 9"D
$4200...

Bronze, Limited edition of 30
9.5"H x 10.25"x 3"D
$1800...

Bronze, Limited edition of 30
11.75"H x 19"W x 10"D (Maquette size)
$4400...