Born Michael Scott Stephen Ault..
He popped out inauspiciously inside a rather large red brick building that probably had mint- coloured walls and a distinct smell of.. ammonia. The building was in the heart of a not- so large city of ill repute and M. Scott Ault was born to a parental pair of minimal repute.
At a very young age, M. Scott Ault decided to pursue a more artistic and creative avenue for life. He realized that he needed to experience rather than study chicken scratch in bound books or along chalk boarded walls. And so.. one fall morning he was found to meander out to The Highway and proceeded to walk in to the history books of his mind.
The next decade would be spent meandering around North America.. exploring personal studies in to artistic creation.. and finding the love of his life. As a “multidisciplinary” artist, he works with oil on canvass/ found objects and 3D freeform humanistic soapstone sculptures. The big love of his creative life being, however, various formats of photography that involve classic “wet” darkroom work.. getting the hands in to the chemicals and coming home with red tinted eyesight. Thankfully, his darkroom is in his backyard.
In the coming months he will be converting his Darkroom~ a structure that he built, himeself, here in Calgary~ to be both Photographic Print Lab and Musical Production facility. He’ll be printing select images in 8x 10 and 11x 14 format.. and, along with some decidedly necessary musical theory education, composing accompaniment music for spoken word works- poems that, currently, are contained within the volume “A Poets Four Weeks.”
While his photographic work is often described as “too artistic” for commercial audiences (meaning.. paid access website owners and their customers), it is decidedly celebratory and appreciative- irregardless of content.. be it nudes or landscapes. And on the other hand, his musical stylings are posessed of a Sonic Vision that merges folk inspired chording and instrumentation with industrial and/ or punk elements of distorted vocals and heavy rhythms.
So.. he may be too artistic for some.. but his vision has been only clouded by personal histories of abuse causing self- deprecation. With that chapter of his life coming to a close he is pushing forth and forward with his passions and this year already sees great strides in outreach and growth.. both personal and professional/ artistic.