Lotte Scott’s artwork explores place, time and material. Since 2013 her practice has focused on the peat moors of Somerset, examining the indexical nature of peat as a living archive of land and people.
Working with sculpture, drawing and photography, Lotte is interested in processes of transformation in the waterlogged landscape of the moors – a place that distills and suspends ancient matter, where a wealth of prehistoric archaeology has been unearthed by centuries of destructive peat cutting. Her work offers up the materials of the moors for contemplation, considering themes of deep time, preservation, extraction and transience.
Lotte studied BA Art Practice at Goldsmiths University and MFA Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, where she graduated in 2017 with first class honours. She is the recipient of the 2020 Gilchrist Fisher Award, for artists under 30 working with the theme of landscape.
Artist website: www.lottescott.co.uk