Scott Hocking

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am interested in forgotten places and things kept out of sight. I don’t know if this is because I’m from Detroit, a city that has become known for urban prairies and empty factories; but I try to work the same way no matter where I am. I explore my surroundings – gathering images and materials to create sculptural installations and photography projects. Often site-specific, these projects are temporary, with a lot left up to chance.

I’m inspired by anything from ancient mythologies to current events – wherever I go, the history and people of that place influence what I make. Focusing on cycles of life, death, and rebirth, I try to connect my time with the past.

Learn more about Scott Hocking @ www.kresgeartsindetroit.org