|Scott Michael Horn||
Rip it Up and Start Again
This is what happens when you hand an art punk his grandfather’s leather tools, and the deep desire to honor a legacy runs into the heady compulsion to put it all through the shredder and see what comes out the other side.
A lifelong artist and creative, Scott earned a BFA in Theatre Design from the University of Kansas in 2004 and fell in love with visual art along the way. He dabbled in sculpture and mixed-media work until the day he inherited his grandfather Milt Horn’s set of leatherworking tools in 2009. Once he picked up the mallet he never looked back.
Totally self-taught, he has spent years developing a one-of-a-kind visual style defined by detailed illustration, rich geometric patterning, and sculptural folding of heavy full-grain cowhide. His work has a playful self-awareness; tweaking traditional forms, winking at the medium itself, and reflecting on culture at large.