Emily Young’s ‘The Metaphysics Of Stone’ in Berkeley Square

February 14, 2012

Arts and Culture, London Sights

In this week’s Excess Baggage (the Radio 4 travel programme broadcast on 11 February 2012) John McCarthy talked to sculptor Emily Young, who travelled the world to find cast-off chunks of stone in abandoned quarries which she could then use in her latest art installation. It’s a fascinating story which you should listen to, but the culmination of that journey is now on show in Berkeley Square, London…

‘The Metaphysics of Stone’ is a series of massive sculptures where the artist has incorporated the natural flaws and contours of the rock into the final design – I particularly like ‘Planet’, which looks like it was chewed on by some massive beast before Emily got her chisel to it. Emily Young’s outdoor sculptures are on display in Berkeley Square until 25 April, and you can also see the smaller works from the series at the Fine Art Society on New Bond St  until 29 February.  The full set of photographs I took today can be found here.

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