Petrified Wood by Mary Scott – Lost Rocks (10)
- Lost Rocks
- 2018 ISBN 9780648255703
- 93 pages
- 18 × 11 × 1 cm
Fictionella written for ‘Lost Rocks’ project, a slow-published artwork by artists Justy Philips and Margaret Woodward. Lost Rocks is a library of forty books, (published over five years) written by forty contemporary artists from around the world. The project is an exploration of writing, publishing and literary curating as contemporary art practice. It is in Philip’s and Woodward’s words “an accumulative event of mineralogical, metaphysical and metallurgical telling.”
Herein lie reflections on journeys long and short,
weighty and slight. Travels through space and time
meet excursions into the substance of geology, rock
and wood, and forays into the human imagination.
Mary Scott lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania. Selected recent exhibitions include Facts and Fictions, , UK Drawing Projects, The Drawing Centre, Trowbridge, UK; Drawing Now, [2015 and 2014], Despard Gallery, Hobart; Hobart City $15,000 Invitation Art Prize, , Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; Black Powder, , Contemporary Art Tasmanian and Detached Cultural Organisation; Down the Line: an exhibition of drawing, , Near and Far,  Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; Wilderness: Balnaves Contemporary Painting, , Art Gallery of NSW. Mary has been a recipient of several New Work Australia Council Grants [2008; 2002]. When she is not in her studio Scott works at the Tasmania College of the Arts where she is Senior Lecturer.