Campbell Center Studio
The Master Sculpture Program is supported by a generous gift from Martha Wallace Pellett. Master Sculptor Program Sculptors-in-Residence demonstrate the sculpture process to the visiting public, work on pieces they have in process, give lectures on their work, and teach workshops on a variety of subjects. Since 1999, Master Sculptors have been selected by invitation each year and serve to further advance Brookgreen’s relationship with working sculptors.
Scott Rogers was born in 1961 in Mesa, Arizona, and lives in Logan, Utah. His uncle, Grant Speed, was a renowned sculptor of American Western scenes. Rogers’ desire is to use art as a vehicle to inspire mankind to see the beauty of all life. In his own words: “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, rogues, and outlaws – of wild men and horses, ferocity, passion, cunning, independence, honor, loneliness, fear, courage, and freedom.” View his work and see how these words worked their way into his soul and now find expression through his fingers in clay. The west was about men and women who had courage to work for something better, people who believed in a future, and took risks to be a part of something greater than themselves. Scott Rogers creates authentic portrayals of what they represented. He says: “I depict men and woman who often found themselves in historical settings requiring courage. It is pleasing to sculpt a piece that is an instant conduit to a rich body of knowledge (anatomy, emotion, history, period customs, and lore).” He believes that the “line of silhouette” communicates volumes and that art lifts the spirit by helping to reach out for that which is good in life. Art inspires one to feel better about oneself and one’s fellow man.