Somerset Willow 1
Photograph hand-printed on fibre-based paper
Mounted on Somerset willow
Approx 20 x 14 x 3 cm
Lotte Scott: Somerset Willow 1 is a unique photo, hand-printed on fibre-based paper and mounted on Somerset Willow. Lotte made several of these images specially for GroundWork Gallery’s Fragile Nature exhibition. They are substantial enough to stand up as small relief objects, or you can fix them to the wall. As wall-pieces they have a satisfying depth and presence.
The artist says:
My artwork explores place, time and material. Since 2013 my practice has focused on the peat moors of Somerset, examining the indexical nature of peat as a living archive of land and people. I work with a number of media, including photography, sculpture and drawing. Processes of transformation in the waterlogged landscape of the moors are of great interest to me. This is a place that distills and suspends ancient matter. It is where centuries of destructive peat cutting have unearthed a wealth of prehistoric archaeology. My work offers up the materials of the moors for contemplation. In doing so, I am considering themes of deep time, preservation, extraction and transience.
About the artist
Lotte Scott was born in London in 1990 and grew up in Somerset. She studied BA Art Practice at Goldsmiths University and MFA Sculpture at the Slade School of Art. She now lives in Frome.
Since completing her Masters, Lotte has shown her work in group exhibitions such as Lexis Over Land at the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens Gallery, Liquid Land at the Ruskin Gallery and Fragile Nature at Groundwork Gallery. She had a solo show, The Fields are Seas, at OUTPOST gallery Norwich. As part of SAW Festival 2019 she exhibited A Long Hundred. This was a site specific installation in a monastic fishery building near Glastonbury. Lotte Scott is one of GroundWork Gallery’s selected artists.
Lotte is the recipient of the 2020 Gilchrist Fisher Award, for artists under 30 working with the theme of Landscape.