Michael Scoggins meticulously creates by hand spiralbound notebook pages on a colossal scale. On these large works, Scoggins draws and scrawls often in the guise of his childhood alter-ego 'Michael S.' The artist appropriates popular imagery and takes a critical stance on contemporary politics, historical reflections and the formation of cultural identities and biases.
The paper is enlarged to give the common object a sense of importance and to create a new perspective. This paper, which the artist himself crafted, is sometimes deliberately scribbled, torn, and folded. Scoggins departs from the traditional method by attempting to make threedimensional art out of common plane drawings and paintings.
Source: Schmucker Art Gallery & G.Gallery