In the early part of 2011, Emily Young moved her studio from London to an empty semi-ruined monastery in Italy, a few miles from Rome. The Maremma Heads was the first body of work produced by the sculptor working with the local stone, a kind of brecchiated quartz. The heads were carved from her own pantheon of human characteristics; warrior, poets, lost angels, the silent and the silenced.
This exhibition, Emily Young's first solo show at The Fine Art Society for three years, sold out. She is now working on a series of very large heads for exhibition in Berkeley Square in 2012.