He had an enjoyable childhood until he was “killed” by a truck at the age of 11 (yes, really!). They jump-started him but he was never really the same, he struggled at school because his teachers refused to answer all his burning questions of “why” and he became a nihilistic punk at the age of 15, forming and playing in his first punk band, Berzerk Surgeons.
Scart WAS the work of art in those days, designing his own punk clothing and alienating the conservative town-folk of Rockhampton (rocky). He returned to Brisbane when he was 18 to live, write, work and play under the “jackboot” of Joh Bjelke Petersen, the controversial right-wing Queensland premier whose regressive and draconian policies and attitudes coloured the atmosphere of the time, fuelling a creative rebellion in those who opposed them.
As PC technology evolved, Scart found he was able to use the computer for personal and artistic expression. He also continued to write music. During another stint living in regional Queensland, he started the comic satirical music project, Deaf Machine, and worked with his first wife in the recording project Lucid Fugue. He also continued live band work with Berzerk Surgeons for a time, gigging around Brisbane.
Over the years, Scart has worked in a dizzying range of “jobs” for a paycheque including: cleaner; salesperson; jewelry cabinet-maker; barman; furniture removalist; fruit-picker; labourer; sign-writing assistant; graphic and web-designer and hospitality worker, while he still pursued his music and his growing interest in art.