Aly began collecting stones as a child whenever she went to a beach or along a river bank and that has continued all her life.
Her career as a sculptor commenced at Heatherley’s Art School as a mature student fifteen years ago, and once she had tried stone carving, her passion for this medium was ignited. She loves 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, her 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!
When working in stone I focus on giving priority to nature, exploring it rather than exploiting it.