When I was pregnant with my first baby, and even more so after he was born, I was struck by the way that society infantilizes mothers. Like so many others, I felt the isolation, along with the assumption that my intellect had somehow come out with the baby. I now make artwork that responds to these intertwining identities--my motherhood, my intellect, my memories of being a child, and my witnessing of children as they pass through the dreamlike state of early childhood through the changes that occur in early adolescence, and alongside this oversight, the recollection of being a child and the opposing desires to explore far away from my parents, and the desire to be close and protected. I believe my work will speak to you regardless of whether or not you have children of your own, because you have been a child and you know what it's like.
As an artist, I have gone through many phases. I have been represented by a gallery, and I have been independent. I continue to evolve and as a highly creative person, keeping a daily sketchbook on Instagram. My dimensional and still photography works with the themes of time, memory, childhood, parenthood, beauty and what it means to become oneself. It is the experience of childhood seen through an adult lens.
A native of NH, I now live in Gloucester, MA with Joshua Scott-Fishburn and our three children. I have exhibited across the United States, including at Art Basel Miami Project, The Texas Contemporary, ArtMrkt San Francisco, Volta New York and the Center for Fine Art Photography. I was most recently represented by The Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, LA, and am now independent.
If you wish to contact me, see below:
EMAIL: scottfishburn at gmail dot com
INSTAGRAM DM: www.instagram.com/rosemary_scottfishburn