Jacqueline Scorgie, who practices under the name Jacque, is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is inspired by the environment, nature and the impact of climate change.
The 23-year-old student is in the final year of a BA Honours degree in Art and Design at the University of Stirling.
Jacque, who lives in Cumbernauld, works with sculpture, installation, print and digital editing and her work explores decorative patterns and creating abstract shapes and forms. Her aim is to capture visually intriguing patterns, sculptures and textures while key themes include the environment and experimental patterns inspired by nature, life and the imagination.
She says: “I work intuitively whilst experimenting and aim to create works that have levels of meaning that engage an audience to see beyond what is in front of them, but also so that each audience member can take their own interpretation.”
Jacque has always loved art and creativity studying Art at school before enrolling at Forth Valley College in 2017. She initially gained a HND in Contemporary Art before achieving a BA in Art and Design and is now completing her BA Honours year via the university.
She says: “I’m currently working on my dissertation and last term I was involved in a practical project with ceramics. I’m due to graduate in April and want to go on to do something creative perhaps working in a gallery or an institution – I’m keen to do something practical as making things is a big part of me and I’m keeping my options open just now.”
Jacque was particularly attracted to the Street Stories project by the Augmented Reality element and as an opportunity to become more involved in the Stirling art scene. She says: “It sounded a great project and I was also interested to get involved in something that would invigorate and bring people back to the city centre. I was excited and a little surprised when I heard I’d been selected as it’s the first time I’ve entered anything like this.”
Her submission for Street Stories is a colourful digital collage which is inspired by the environment and suggests a `bird’s eye view of the Earth’ resembling the texture of stone and the colours of moss and lichen. It will take pride of place in the windows of the former Laura Ashley store in Port Street.
Jacque says: “My artwork is very much environmentally based and about the effects of climate change and how it can affect us. It has a lot of layers and vibrant colours and I’m really excited and intrigued to see how the AR element will look with my work and how it will bring it to life. I think the project is a great idea which will help attract people into Stirling and rejuvenate the high street. I hope people will connect with my piece and think about the Earth and what’s happening with climate change just now.”