Scott West

Twenty Views of Dundas
Scott West
The Postman
Artist Statement:
As the story goes, there was a circus in St. Paul, and an ocelot escaped. Somehow, the ocelot made it all the way to Dundas and began to “terrorize” the town. When I saw the photo of the postmaster holding the dead ocelot, I was surprised to see that it was about the size of a large housecat. Questioning whether a single ocelot could actually “terrorize” the community, and wondering what a “hero” really is, was the beginning of this work.

Scott West paints during the Wapsipinicon show at ArtOrg