Scott Walker

Camp Quilt

2018, found cotton fabric, double sided sequin fabric, polyester quilt batting, 55 1/2 x 53 1/2 inches


2017, hand embroidery on found handkerchief, 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches

Scott Walker by Scott Walker

2017, hand embroidery, sequins, and inkjet print on silk charmeuse, 13 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches


2017, hand embroidery on cotton, 7 inches in diameter

Gold Quilt

2018, synthetic fabric, hand embroidery on cotton, sequins, and wool batting, 29 x 23 inches


2017, hand embroidery on sequined chiffon, 18 x 12 1/4 inches


2018, quilt with found cotton fabric and polyester batting, 40 x 36 inches

Cowboy Quilt

2018, found cotton fabric and quilt batting, 35 1/2 x 36 1/4 inches

Artist Statement

I am a New York based fine artist, originally from Massachusetts. My work is a culmination of studies around craft, care, idealism, identity, and positionality. My work utilizes a variety of traditional fiber craft techniques, most often embroidery, macrame, and quilting. Fiber crafts carry with them a multiplicity of associations, meanings and histories, which I consider in my practice. My fiber art practice is labor intensive, relating to modes of unappreciated labor, gendered labor, and emotional labor. I am interested in the gendered associations of fiber arts and crafts, which in western culture have designated certain fiber crafts to women. I use these methods and materials to interrogate toxic white masculinity. The devotion and labor that goes into the hand embroidery and machine quilting I do relate to the idea of care. I frequently use the sensibility of camp in my work, which predicated on exposing the performative and artificial nature of cultural norms, especially surrounding gender. Camp celebrates the frivolous or seemingly frivolous in culture. Ornament and embellishment are often seen as frivolous, though I use them as communicative tools of queerness and individuality.