Her body of work, from owls to jellyfish, beautifully occupies the liminal spaces between reality and fantasy, abstract and figurative, bravery and fear. Submerged, a series of vivid paintings in acrylic and resin, depict underwater bodies hovering somewhere between familiar summer sun and the cool depths beneath their toes. Provoking both distance and intimacy with the subject, Scout captures myriad human reactions to being out of one’s element: joy, caution, exploration, playfulness, and quiet.
Most recently, Scout collaborated with local poet Abigail Warren to create A Field Guide to Salmon. In this video animation, Scout’s charcoal drawings again bring us under, this time following salmon as they follow rivers back to their freshwater birthplace.
A graduate of Smith College, Scout is committed to the creative community of Northampton and is featured regularly in the area. Opening March 4th 2014, Scout will be part of a group show, “Beneath the Surface,” at A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, showcasing several of her underwater paintings as well as one large sculptural piece composed of layers of paint on glass.