W. Scott Trimble

W. Scott Trimble received his BFA in spatial arts from San Jose State University and his MFA in sculpture from the University of Washington. Having grown up in a tiny rural town near Yosemite National Park, his early memories are filled with the expansiveness of the wilderness and the contrast of the machines and architecture that existed within that landscape. This piqued a curiosity about how things were created, assembled, and deconstructed. Recognizing his internal creative desires, he began drawing, building bikes, working on cars, creating plastic models, playing music, and carpentering with whatever resources were at hand. Scott is interested in inviting the viewer to create their own narrative and to ponder further possibilities given visual and tangible cues within the work. He continues to explore different creative avenues, exhibiting work throughout the West Coast.

Wave Sine, 2014


Scott chose to use the image of a wooden pathway to illustrate the various concepts of travel over vast distances. The curves and bends refer to the frequencies and curvature of our universe and how light and matter travel through space. The undulating form moving from an ascending to descending “sign-wave” illustrates this idea of the ridiculous distances traveled by way of “folding space” as well as referencing the various frequencies of matter and light. Some refer to “folding space” as a “wormhole”, and Scott is fascinated by the image of folding something that is vacuous, expansive and theoretically a means of traveling insurmountable distances.

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