Scotoma LandscapePosted: June 7, 2016
Laurie Lax’s Weather Station explores our psychological disconnect, (mis)representation and perception of nature. Treating the one‐day residency as a kind of experiment she ignored the inflatable ball, treating it as a blind spot, a scotoma on the landscape. Spending the day using the Weather Station as a compositional tool, taking photographs and drawing studies on Narroways Hill, her local green space, which is also socially diverse, and a hotspot for biodiversity in Bristol.
“I’ve been getting to know the people who look after this place, by volunteering for the Narroways Millennium Green Hill Trust, even joining a small St. Werburghs drawing group. Alongside the day’s main mission I invited local people and others from further afield up onto ‘the mound’ (as it’s commonly known), to take part in collective drawing en plein air.