THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING / /EXHIBITION #4.1 // JUDITH SCOTT
Judith Scott was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1943 with Down's Syndrome. In 1987, after many years living in isolation, Judith was introduced to Creative Growth a visionary studio art program, founded 35 years ago in Oakland, California, which serves a community of adult artists with mental and developmental disabilities.
For the last 18 years of her life, before her death in 2005, Judith created the most extraordinary and idiosyncratic objects, fragile structures fastidiously assembled from found and scavenged materials, that radically challenge and resist - our attempts to define or rationalise them as sculptures. Working intuitively and without any apparent influences or precedents art historical or otherwise - Scott's works are perhaps all the more extraordinary given that Judith was also unable to hear or speak.