Chapel Hill Public Library
Robyn Scott studied studio art at the University of California, Irvine earning a BA as well
as an MA from the Winchester School of Art in the UK. She lives and practices art in
Coming from the earthquake-prone West Coast, I didn’t see many older buildings, which is what made my adopted North Carolina home so fascinating. I had a wonderful opportunity to draw during my pre-pandemic travels, visiting a number of the Southeast coastal areas. I’m interested in the history of historic buildings and wonder who lived there and who built the structures, sometimes brick by brick? Which homes were rebuilt time and again after hurricanes, and which are scheduled for demolition? What skeletons live in the foundations of these buildings? Some of the stories are well documented and others are lost to history.