His work is in numerous private collections throughout the world. In 2008 his monument to the struggle for African-American civil rights, It Seemed like Reaching for the Moon was dedicated at the statehouse in Richmond, Virginia.
Of the Navajo women, who Shirley Thomson-Smith got to know and respect, she has this to say: “I was fascinated by those women. Their message was a non-verbal transmission of thought, feeling and strength. I’ve always admired Mexican, African and Indian art. My figures are a synthesis of all these.”
Scott enjoys working with his brother Nate Tyler, an amazing artist in his own right, while exploring and expanding certain aspects of their fathers Tai Chi design. Reconnecting with family and creating kinetic art has allowed Scott to appreciate the balance in his life.
Everything originates from stone, it is the sand on the beach and the dust floating in space, it is like time solidified. My goal is to create works that are rooted in the nature of things. That is my reality.
All the structures are traditional thick adobe walls with the traditional straw plaster soft white interiors, and stuccoes exteriors. The vigas were sandblasted and lightened up, larger windows to enjoy the majestic views were installed. Her Tea House was also restored, and a waterfall cascade and landscaping has been a work in progress for twenty years. Lumina Gardens is a special place, truly well named “Star Waters” and “Lumina” is a place of light. I have been blessed to be on this wonderful journey, working this land to its full potential and very special place of blessings.