OCTOBER 2018: CHANTEL SCHOTT
My work is predominantly on paper and made up of delicate ink filigree lines that I create by using the automatic drawing technique and complete with conscious thought. I love to experiment with papercutting, collage, and color, and I think this comes from my adoration of vintage books.
My pieces explore botanical and intuitive themes.
My work tends to intersect between art and craft with a focus on drawing. I enjoy using rough watercolor and Stonehenge papers.
The outcome of the lines can depend on how the archival inks interact with the texture of the paper, allowing it to tell its own story.
The lines have a connected relationship with one another and represent the structures of community and the parallels between people—the bonds we have between friends and family and the emotional dimensions that come with them.
Chantel Schott is a graphic design student in Brisbane, Australia; she has been a practicing visual artist for ten years. Her illustrations and art have been featured in exhibitions in Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, and Toowoomba and have appeared in The Brisbane Collective, Limestone: Art Prose Poetry, and Paper Cut Magazine; she was also an online featured artist at Long Island Arts and Create Culture, Brooklyn. She has been an online gallery finalist for the Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award for the last two years and is a regular for the Downlands Art Exhibition in Toowoomba and Rotary Art Spectacular in Brisbane. Her website is www.paperbou.com.