Architectural themes–in particular the Taj Mahal and other palaces–pop up frequently in Scott’s art work. That’s probably not surprising since Scott studied architecture with Buckminster Fuller in college.
Fantastical towers and bridges and steeples adorn many of Scott’s watercolor works.
I revisited the acclaimed Showtime television series The Tudors this week during a bout of insomnia. There is an episode where Henry VIII has gone mad in his grief for the loss of his queen Jane Seymour during childbirth. The king has locked himself in his chambers and is shown drawing sketch after fanciful sketch of a new palace he wishes to build (and later does): Nonsuch Palace.
I couldn’t remember ever seeing Nonsuch Palace and so I looked it up on Wikipedia. Apparently it stood for a hundred years or so (a short time for a castle of this magnitude) before the last owner of the palace had it completely dismantled to salvage parts to pay off gambling debts in 1683. It boggles the mind.
All the paintings shown here are ©Scott Morgan.