Rebecca Tapscott is a Kyogle-based artist who works primarily through the painted medium. Formally trained with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Charles Sturt University, Rebecca has experimented with a wide variety of art forms, most recently the Cyanotype printing process.
Rebecca is deeply concerned with our planet and how we as humans often fail to consider the need for balance and biodiversity. The concept of life and death starts with a line, continuous and unbroken. Beneath the linear nature of her works, a deeper exploration of the story of life and death can a story of life and death unravels. Life is found in places: Rebecca creates life with her colour over walls, power poles, recycled frames or maps and marks over them with the imagery of biodiversity. Death is found lingering on the fringes: on the side of the road, underneath the window, in a pet’s mouth or hiding inside the body. Rebecca takes these broken bodies and immortalises them through a Cyanotype print, an absence in the blue. Creating a continuous line that captures a part of their life, their habitat or resting place, she fills the shapes formed with colour and injects them with a spirit of life after death.
In her future practice Rebecca hopes to bring awareness to a larger audience on the issues faced as humanity and animalia continue to collide and decline due to climate change.