Lara Scolari - Nocturn
My latest body of work creates an enlivening space for contemplation and resting place for thoughts through its multilayered forms. It explores and discusses the emotional rural landscapes of the Central Western NSW sheep and wheat belt. The gestural shapes, layers of ink and pastel engage with the sentiments and energy of people on the land. NOCTURN underscores the many facets of the farming community circumstance such as the undercurrents, pressures, negotiation, trade, waiting game and ‘lay awake at night’ type expectations including its rollercoaster ride of excitement, joy and despair all in unison. The limited earthy palette of Burnt Sienna, Red Oxide, Paynes Grey, Yellow Oxide and White uncovers this soul-stirring territory.