Kew Gardens 2003
Emily Young is considered to be one of the foremost sculptors
in Britain today. Born in London in 1951 to a family of artists and writers. Her grandmother, sculptor Kathleen Scott (nee Bruce) was a pupil of Auguste Rodin and widow of the famous Antarctic explorer Capt. Robert Falcon Scott. The widowed Mrs. Young subsequently married Emily's paternal grandfather, the politician and writer Edward Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet. Her father Wayland Hilton Young, 2nd Baron Kennet was also a politician and writer. Her uncle was the famous ornithologist, conservationist and painter, Sir Peter Scott.
Young achieved a certain immortality in 1971 as the inspiration behind the song See Emily Play written by the elusive genius Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd. Though originally a painter she began to work exclusively in stone, owing to its timeless quality, in the 1980s, and has since produced breathtaking sculptures of luminous intensity and great beauty.
"I am doing Nature’s bidding. I am a part of Nature, and I am a manifestation in human form of her creativity; me carving stone is one of the infinite ways nature expresses itself. I am compelled by everything that I have ever experienced, or was born from, or know about, to do this, here, now..." Emily Young
The cover of Young's book,
Time in the Stone: A Light Touch and a Long View
Lion Woman, 1999 Chatsworth
Lunar Disc I, 2005 Salisbury Cathedral
Disc 2006, On Form
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Sunday, 27 January 2008
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