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An Eye For Art

By D Magazine |
photography by James Bland

Scott Carroll remembers the first time he encountered sculpture: “When I was a young boy, I lived in a neighborhood near Ray Nasher’s house and spent countless days exploring the creek bordering his property. I’d stare at Alexander Calder’s Three Bollards and the Henry Moore works. It was a magical place.” Scott majored in geology in college, but couldn’t get the idea of making sculpture out of his mind. In 1988, he apprenticed in San Francisco with artist Norman Peterson, where he began to work with metals. His work with metals, glass, and stone has been shown throughout the country. Last year, he accepted a commission from The O’Donnell Foundation for a piece in a public garden adjacent to the ACES building at UT Austin. Scott and his family now live a mile from Mr. Nasher’s backyard. He works near Old City Park in a studio filled with paintings, models, drawings, and found objects. It is a magical place.