Artist Scott Carroll earned a degree in geology from the University of Texas. Although he has been making art full-time since 1988, the tectonic nature of his abstract forms hearkens back to his early interest in geological forces. Carroll was fortunate to apprentice early in his career under San Francisco artist Norman Petersen, working in a variety of materials—stone, glass, steel, and wood. Today Carroll makes spare sculptural forms—both outdoor and indoor works—whose interlocking and layered shapes recall experiments in constructivist art of the early 20th Century. His surfaces have a distinctive patina, as if subjected to natural forces over time.
Carroll makes both free-standing and wall-hanging sculpture, and his materials vary according to environment. His commission for the sculpture garden at the ACES Building of The University of Texas is an example of his fine work in bronze.
In 1991, Carroll relocated to Dallas, TX and opened his own studio, where he worked for over a decade before moving with his family to Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2003. He continues to exhibit throughout Texas and his work is included in numerous private and corporate collections, including the Neiman Marcus Collection, Coca Cola Collection, Ford Motor Corporation, and Acxiom Corporation.