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marble, incised signature and dated (19)96, 16.5cm high, on a rustic stone plinth

Footnote: Born into a family of adventurers, politicians, writers, and artists (her grandmother was Kathleen Scott, sculptor and colleague of Rodin, and her uncle was conservationist and painter Sir Peter Markham Scott), Emily Young has been described by the Financial Times as ‘Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor’. After a formal education of impeccable pedigree, including training at Chelsea School of Art, Central St Martins, and Stonybrook College, New York, Young travelled extensively throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East in the 1960s. Foraging in quarries and captivated by the traces of lost civilisations left through stone, Young’s travels provided her with a rich reservoir for both artistic inspiration and material resources. Quietly introspective, and carved by hand, Young’s works aim to explore our relationship with geology and the civilisations we have left behind. Today, her works are held in major collections throughout the world and have been exhibited at The Getty, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and at The Meijer Sculpture Gardens, Michigan.

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