The Skinny Showcase: Scott Laverie

Gallery | 24 Apr 2008

This month's Skinny Showcase goes to Scott Laverie, an Edinburgh-based sculptor who currently works out of the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. He has recently been working with his own unique form of stop-motion animation, the results of which were exhibited in last year's SURVEY show in the RSA, and described by The Skinny's Jay Shukla as "densely atmospheric and mysterious, possessing an almost fairytale-like sense of wonder". Scott describes his current practice thus: "My work can be seen as a parody of my own insatiable urge to create. My research is concerned with notions that suggest that the acquisition of knowledge can lead to folly unless guided by grace." His use of animation techniques he feels enables him to explore "those notional spaces between fiction and reality."