Nature based art made by burning and painting with natural colors collected from the Australian bush. Scott powders local colored stones in a coffee grinder to form a palette of ochres. He dry-fries ochre from local riverbeds and discovered a unique burnt umber.
Scott boils barks, leaves and mosses to leach organic dyes. He crushes native berries to produce an array of watery washes and grinds and boils sap to form thick syrups and diluted tints. In the kitchen he makes beetroot juice and coffee washes for his works on paper. He does it all from soup to nuts...*
Pyrography, eucalypt bark wash, liquid chlorophyll, coriopsus flower wash, ochres, malachite and plane tree charcoal.
30cm by 40cm
Pyrography, bitumen, ochres, bark wash.
Pyrography, eucalypt bark wash, ochres, liquid chlorophyll, coriopsis flower and plane tree charcoal wash.
23 by 33cm
Pyrography, coffee bean wash, ochres, malachite, eucalypt bark wash coriopsis flower wash, ochres and plane tree chrcoal.
23 by 33cm
Pyrography, bark wash, coriopsus flower wash, ochres and charcoal.
Burnt paper, eucalypt bark wash, ochres, liquid chlorophyll and plane tree charcoal.
21 by 33cm
Burnt paper eucalypt bark sap and charcoal, liquid chlorophyll, and ochres
114 by 155.5 cm
Pyrography, eucalypt bark wash, coriopsis flower wash, ochres and plane tree charcoal.
23 by 33cm
Pyrography, bark wash, ochres and charcoal.
Burnt paper, bark wash, ochres, wattle flower wash, liquid chlorophyl, and charcoal.
Pyrography, bark wash, ochres, coriopsis flower wash, liquid chlorophyl, and charcoal.
Burnt paper, eucalypt bark, sap, ash and charcoal, ochres, rosemary leaves, Coriopsis flower, beetroot, liquid chlorophyll and charcoal.
140 by 115 cm
"There is no me" Self Portrait
Pyrography eucalypt bark wash, liquid chlorophyll, eucalypt sap, ochres, charcoal, mineral pigments and coriopsis flower wash.
65 by 101cm
"Fight or Flight"
Pyrography, bark washes, ochres, sap wash, liquid chlorophyll and liquid charcoal
Burnt paper, eucalypt bark sap and charcoal, liquid chlorophyll and ochres
25 by 35cm
Born in 1976 in St Leonards, Sydney, Australia, Scott Marr uses natural pigments collected from the bush and farmlands including ochres, bark, charcoal, sap, flowers, berries, and the medium of fire to burn drawings (pyrography) onto paper and wood. Based on a love for drawing, Marr’s artwork looks into the world of what he calls “bio metamorphics” symbiosis, energy, or the “alchemy of nature".
Iain Dawson Gallery www.iaindawson.com
*Katoomba Fine Art www.katoombafineart.com.au
All photos from Scott's website: www.scottmarr.blogspot.com
Scott Marr out in the bush collecting pigments...