AKA: Mary Scott
Mary Scott's dream-like images marry the personal and the social.
The dichotomy is nowhere more apparent than in her paintings of naked female bodies equipped with zippers, buttons and ribbons, as though the skin has slowly absorbed its clothing.
Her inkjet prints of falling (or floating) figures, with their soft, grainy textures and shallow depth of field, underline the strongly autobiographical nature of her work, its roots in personal fantasy and sexual longing.
Mary Scott's work has been shown throughout Australia since the mid 1980s, and in a group exhibition in Italy in 2002. She has been instrumental in the development of digital printing techniques in Tasmania.