Lauren Scavo-Fulk’s landscapes examine the connection between one’s consciousness and the surrounding environment, specifically the way in which our individual experience of a place influences our subjective interpretation of it. She intentionally manipulates sources of light and contrast to exaggerate the way in which the mind processes visual clues. Framing her images with wide borders, for example, captures the moment within the borders. While the works appear photographic, closer inspection reveals tiny little expressive marks that create what Lauren calls the ‘illusion of objectivity’. That is the contrast between what we see, what we think we see, and what we feel upon seeing it.
A member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Scavo recently received her MFA in Drawing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.