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The origins of the English word garden refers to a sense of enclosure; the oldest use of the word indicates the fending off of the ‘wild’ to cultivate a more or less safe haven. Scott Hazard’s text based mixed-media works explore how we collectively engage, understand, inhabit and exploit the land. Delving into recent and distant histories of human interaction with our environment, as well as geology, hydrology and plant ecology, the landscape becomes something that can be read. Through his work Hazard extracts and projects narratives from/onto constructed cosmic topographies to craft glimpses of fabricated notions of wilderness in the enclosed. His works feature numerous layers of paper, punctuated with geometric and organic masses of hand-stamped text, which are carefully torn or cut, spaced apart and aligned to define intimate portal-like voids and micro-gardens. The viewer has the opportunity to look ‘at’ and ‘through’ each composition simultaneously.

Rock Steady (detail)
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
15" X 15" X 8"
Rock Steady
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
15" X 15" X 8"
Drift
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
15" X 15" X 8"
Drift (detail)
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
15" X 15" X 8"
Rise Tomorrow
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
15" X 15" X 8"
Rise Tomorrow (detail)
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
15" X 15" X 8"
Condensations and Dissipations
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
15" X 15" X 8"
2020
Landscape for Reading
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
17" X 46" X 6"
Landscape for Reading (detail)
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
17" X 46" X 6"
Nest
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
14" X 14" x 4"
2020
Dwell
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
14" X 14" x 4"
Surface Rising
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
14" X 14" x 4"
Surface Dissolves
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
14" X 14" x 4"
Climb Toward
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
14" X 14" x 4"
Echoes
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
16.5" X 16.5" X 6"
2020
Disarm
wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink
16.5" X 16.5" X 6"
2020
Cosmic Containment
Sculpture (wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink)
31.5 X 45.5” X 4”
Cosmic Containment (detail)
Sculpture (wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink)
31.5 X 45.5” X 4”
Right Behind You
Sculpture (wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink)
31.5 X 45.5” X 4”
This
Sculpture (wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink.)
31.5 X 45.5” X 4”
Wild World
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
15" X 15" X 8"
Somewhere Here
Sculpture (wood, paper, acrylic, archival ink)
15" X 15" X 8"
Drop, Stone, Trace
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
15" X 15" X 8"
Surface Opened
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
12.75" X 12.75" X 6"
Elsewhere
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
12.75" X 12.75" X 6"
Sow Wild
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
15" X 15" X 8"
Dig
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
12.75" X 12.75" X 6"
Read This
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
15" X 15"x 8"
Hold This Line
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
12.75" X 12.75" X 8"
Read This Line
Sculpture (Wood, paper, text)
28" X 43" X 15"
Read This Line (detail)
Sculpture (Wood, paper, text)
28" X 43" X 15"
Rise
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
28" X 53" X 55"
Rise (detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
28" X 53" X 55"
Field
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
11" X 19" X 24"
Focus
Sculpture (Ash Wood, paper, text)
11" X 19" X 24"
Heavy Rocks
Sculpture: (Ash wood, text, paper)
9" X 30" X 11"
Heavy Rocks (detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, text, paper)
9" X 30" X 11"
A Little Quiet II
Sculpture (Ash wood, text, paper)
8" X 19" X 10"
A Little Quiet II (detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, text, paper)
8" X 19" X 10"
Endless Sea
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
10" X 18" X 23"
Detail of Endless Sea
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
10" X 18" X 23"
Quiet
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
56" X 31" X 40"
Quiet (Detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
56" X 31" X 40"
+/-
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
10" X 11" X 10"
2012
+/- (detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
10" X 11" X 10"
2012
Dig It/Dug
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
10" X 11" x 10"
2012
Dig It/Dug (detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
10" X 11" X 10"
2012
Reveal
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
9" X 17" X 7"
Reveal (detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
9" X 17" X 7"
Catch and Release
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text)
12" X 15" X 14"
Catch and Release (closed)
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text)
12" X 15" X 14"
Catch and Release (Detail)
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text)
12" X 15" X 14"
Intermediate
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text, glass)
15" X 19" X 6"
Intermediate (Detail)
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text)
15" X 19" X 6"
Landscape Meditation
Sculpture (Red Oak, paper, text)
10.25" X 40.5" X 3.5"
Detail of Landscape Meditation #1
Sculpture (Red Oak, paper, text)
10.25" X 40.5" X 3.5"
Hey You
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text)
8.5" X 43.25"
Detail of Hey You
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text)