Rosemary Scott - Redrockit
It’s difficult to make a general statement about the art that I create. It’s not that I set out to produce works about one particular subject or another, rather I’m compelled to create art simply to satisfy the thoughts in my head from one day to the next.
Having said that, those thoughts do tend to dwell on themes of human psychology in some way. It’s a subject that’s not overt in my works, but it’s there. The question “Why do we do the things we do?” is the foremost question in everything I do both in life and art. I’m constantly searching for the answer. I’ve always been fascinated by mythology, folklore and religion because of their origins in human fear and uncertainty. The human need to explain the world around them in a time before scientific understanding is right there in the ancient myths and fairy tales that we all grew up with and it’s had me enthralled since I first discovered the ancient world during high school.
Alongside mythology, folklore and religion you’ll also find the occult, gothic literature, the macabre, social and pop culture, and contemporary feminism as strong influences in my work.
If a viewer misses all of this and simply enjoys the aesthetic of my work I’ll be just as happy because that’s important too.
I’ll work in a variety of traditional media, usually choosing the media in which to work during the planning stages of a piece. Sometimes an artwork speaks to me as a watercolour, other times it might be ink, acrylic or oil.
My personal life
I share my life with my husband and two amazing children - two boys that make me smile and laugh countless times a day.
We live in the Hobart area of beautiful Tasmania, Australia - it's a cool climate, visually stunning and far from the bustle of big city life - a lifestyle that suits me perfectly. While I love the excitement and creativity of larger cities, this one helps to keep me grounded in a way that I've never found possible elsewhere.
We share our home with my best canine friend Toby, a jowly Great Dane.