Monday, September 28, 2009
Today’s track is called “Orchestra in a Guitar.” This is a solo demo recording of Scot. I love how Scot pulls those deep bass notes. While playing guitar, I would often hear him grab for the bass strings and let them ring out. In the cracks and crevasses, he plants little melodic wild flowers. Is that a banjo in there? This was recorded in our flat on Page Street in San Francisco, way back in 1985.
Today’s artwork is an example of a style of Scot’s I was especially fond of. He would start off by laying down abstract color fields. I love the pigment he used here. Look at the glow of the orange! Blue and orange are complementary colors, which makes more sense when you look at the sunset.
On top of that field, Scot has imposed a sun graphic, which he used a beautiful Japanese calligraphy brush and India ink to create This piece was created in the year 2000.