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About the Artist

Scott Fife (Seattle) received a 2010 GAP to offset costs in the production of his project Ghost Prints. As a sculptor Fife makes work constructed of archival cardboard and cast metal. Typical subjects are figurative—portrait busts, animals, birds and mythical beasts, sometimes abstracted into clothing, or furniture. In the past two years Fife has been creating large-scale ink washes, and has learned printmaking techniques. He plans to expand these skills and create an accessible public work using a combination of media and selecting four to six historic Native Americans of the Puget Sound region as subjects.

Scott received a 2005 GAP to aid in the casting of cardboard sculptures into bronze and aluminum. Since 1999, Fife has been making larger-than-life cardboard busts, often of such personalities as Teddy Roosevelt, Bob Dylan, Marilyn Monroe, and Mies van der Rohe. These busts have led to public commissions and Fife will pursue a transition toward producing larger sculptures with more durable materials, allowing the work to be placed in exterior sites and public and private settings. The ability to make the molds for casting will also allow for producing multiples.

Scott also received a 1999 GAP.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.