Rowena Beaty 2013

Rowena Beaty began sculpting in stone 20 years ago after moving to the Pennines. Her work is figurative, based on the human form.

Rowena uses stone as a material to describe our physical connectedness with landscape and time. Her work explores the rhythms of change and metamorphosis in the natural world, which find a parallel in our own lives.

She works from her garden studio with a variety of types of stone, but is drawn especially to Lincoln limestone, with its high fossil content, which she sources from the cathedral quarry. She has recently travelled to Naxos to work with Naxian marble.

Her work is crafted using traditional hand tools.