The college's president, Dolores Fernndez, put Scott's name forward, saying in her citation that the renowned artist has totally transformed the curriculum of the college's visual arts programme in the past half dozen years. Meanwhile, Scott's own figurative, magical realist work is admired by rock stars such as David Bowie and Moby, as well as being collected by American investors including the billionaire Norman Dubrow, who once told Scott he'd buy his canvases as fast as he could paint them. Closer to home, retired Liberal Democrat politician Lord Maclennan collects Scott's work as well. The Japanese also respond to his striking use of colour and strange symbolism Japan even put one of his paintings on a phonecard in the late 1990s while Wet Wet Wet used one of his paintings for the cover of their Julia Says single. This summer, a three part exhibition of his work, closing at the end of this month, Adidas Originals Gazelle Indoor Trainers Green
ing, 41 year old "Wicker man", as he describes himself (he was raised and educated in Wick), is very much at home here. So much so that he says: "I've created my own mini society within this city, with an ethnically diverse group of people. These people are my life. It's me and them. All human life's here and we've made a world that's full of humility, free from judgment and evaluation. "Nonetheless, Scott's Bronx world is so unique that it has brought him unexpected recognition and the honour of becoming the first Scot indeed, the first Brit to be nominated for the Mayor of New York City's Award for Arts and Culture. Previous winners of this prestigious medal for which the judging process carries on into next month include Woody Allen, composer Stephen Sondheim and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, as well as the actor James Earl Jones, playwright Tennessee Williams and the musician Winton Marsalis. He says he still can't believe that he's been nominated for his work as a professor of art at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York.
Yet, she points out, many of Scott's students have learned how to use painting as a means of personal expression to overcome difficulties and barriers in their personal lives and heal deep seated psychological problems. When I visited the college with Scott I met a couple of his students who could not speak English but who had found a much more expressive language through painting. Several of his students have gone on to successful careers in the art world Cheap Adidas Gazelle Shoes one they grew up thinking was out of their reach. "Professor Scott has worked miracles in the South Bronx," adds Fernndez emotionally. Adidas Trainers Womens Gazelle Og Navy Pink
of excellence. "She explains that Hostos serves a dreadfully underprivileged community since this area of the South Bronx in deeply deprived.
"It's absolutely astonishing to me, a lad from Wick, to have been nominated for the award. I feel so honoured," says Scott, who recently met New York's may.
has been on show in Manhattan. Fernndez says: "An artist of exceptional talent, an inspiring teacher and a loyal friend, Professor Scott shares my vision of Hostos as a college Adidas Originals Gazelle Og Blue Sneakers
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