Through Scott’s childhood, it was a constant search to find outlets for self expression. While Scott was in the early stages of using his communication device, he experimented with various pain programs on the computer and showed a genuine interest in creating his own artwork. With two siblings interested in art, it was only fitting to attempt painting with Scott as well. Early techniques ranged from attached a paintbrush to a hast, finger painting, as well as using the hand over hand method. In the end, he was still struggling with full control over his artwork.
An article in the Reader’s Digest about a new technique caught his mother’s eye. She struck up a conversation with the creator of the Artistic Realization Technologies technique, also know as ART. This program was the perfect jumping off point. Through a series of emails, the creator explained the process of asking multiple yes or no questions, putting the artist in full control of their artwork. Scott dictates all of his artwork using a combination of a laser attached to the side of his head and yes or no questions. This is used to determine canvas size, paint colors and if they are mixed, exactly where and how to paint should be applied. This allows him to have full control over his artwork and to express himself in new and unique ways.