Aly Brown

Artist statement: I began collecting stones as a child whenever I went to a beach or along a river bank and that has continued all my life. I trip over the samples and there are not enough shelves left in my house and studio to place them on! My career as a sculptor commenced at Heatherley’s Art School as a mature student fifteen years ago, and once I had tried stone carving, my passion for this medium was ignited. I love creating semi-figurative forms which partially emerge from the block of stone. They have life, yet they remain attached to their natural origin: almost embryonic. Looking for the inherent potential and colours in the stone, my female forms create a sensuality which appeals to both male and female collectors. My flowing and organic alabaster forms reveal the plasticity of the medium, which transforms our preconceived understanding of inflexible stone. “How does she make stone bend?” is a comment I overheard at my last exhibition!