Aly Brown is a sculptor based in the UK who specialises in stone carving. These flowing, sensual, semi-figurative forms create a powerful synergy between art and nature, bringing a contemporary edge to the classic Bloomsbury group aesthetic.
Inspired by a visit to Charleston and finding the concrete figure at the end of the garden. Purbeck Blue stone because it is Englishness and because of the variety of earthy tones. It is the same stone used in the entrance to the farmhouse kitchen at Charleston. Purbeck Stone is building stone taken from a series of limestone beds of the Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous Purbeck Group, found on the island of Purbeck, Dorset, south west England. The Purbeck Group is a sequence of sedimentary rocks that were deposited in a shallow fresh water to brackish lagoonal setting. Limestone beds are developed at various levels throughout the sequence, each with a different character, which led them to be quarried for specific uses.