Scott Hazard is Raleigh-based artist and landscape architect who by way of torn portals in photographs, layers them to produce mysterious scenes giving way to smoke from a chimney, clouds, or a portal into the unknown.
“The objects I make serve as devices for poetic awareness. Looking into them creates an atmosphere of in-betweenness which helps frame the small extractions and resonances of the world featured in each work. Commonplace elements in the natural and built worlds provide points of origin for helping people gain insights and understandings of the landscape around them. My work incorporates extractions from sites in urban and pastoral landscapes, whether the material extracted is local stone or wood, video, or photographs.” –Scott Hazard