Artist Chris Scarborough Creates Art Out of Natural Disasters

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: Sep 9, 2011 • References: scarboy.net and booooooom
Tennessee-based artist Chris Scarborough's latest series, "Aftermath," takes a unique look at the damage a natural disaster can cause to a single community. His illustrations reflect a town immediately following a soul-crushing hurricane.

As an artist, Chris Scarborough is more than an illustrator with a clever gimmick. He is a BFA graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, and his work has been exhibited at art galleries throughout the United States, including the Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, the Foley Gallery in New York City, and the Curator's Office in Washington, D.C.

As an artist, Chris Scaborough's greatest strength is his ability to bring the harsh realities of the damage home to viewers. One of the most jarring illustrations in "Aftermath" is entitled "Orbital Debris" and shows the face of a man who caught a face full of buildings, shrapnel, and miscellaneous debris in the course of the hurricane.

If this is any indication of his skills as an artist, Chris Scarborough has a bright career ahead of him. Take a look through the gallery to see how his unique subject matter sets him apart from the pack.