Lisa Scott’s methodology is powerfully focused and driven. After deciding on a theme, she continues laboriously with that subject matter until she develops an easy fluency. A recent source of inspiration for Lisa has been the Mexican celebration ‘Dia de Muertos’ (Day of the Dead). Her series of sugary skull paintings, which she describes as self-portraits, perfectly encompass the Mexican festival’s inherent contradiction.
Lisa first began working with skulls in 2013, and has consistently returned to this subject matter. She works predominantly in painting but has experimented with a variety of mediums including screen-printing, quilting and installation. Her artworks compel the viewer with their fun, lively and lollipop sweetness, whilst simultaneously depicting scenes of death.
Lisa also has a passion for performance art, a medium she explored in a collaboration with Studio A guest artist, Rosie Deacon as part of Sydney’s Underbelly Arts Festival on Cockatoo Island and Chippendale’s Beams Festival, both in 2015. In 2017 Lisa has begun development towards creating a biographical artwork that tells her personal history.