W. Scott Trimble

Awarded 2022

My formative years mostly played out in an artistic and musical household in Santa Cruz, California. Most of the time I was left to my own devices and had a fierce independent spirit. With limited resources, I began to forge my creativity by way of drawing and building models, while simultaneously working on bicycles and cars, playing music, building skate ramps, and so forth. Once I began to understand that I could create objects that had a message, I became more interested in concept driven projects in a variety of materials and processes. I began to interpret and communicate with the world by traveling my own authentic path through an art practice that I follow to this day. My intention is to create work that is accessible, interactive, and facilitates the viewer’s own narrative. I have been creating work in Seattle since 2001.

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