Mary Bourne’s sculpture reconnects us to the enduring force and fragility of nature. She is highly attuned to nature’s cycles – the slow curl of a wave or the delicate strength of a leaf – which she captures poetically in the permanence of stone. The passage of time and light is a strong element in her sculpture.
In her own words, Bourne’s Art is about “communication, not only between contemporaries but between generations: stone warmed and shaped by my hands will perhaps be warmed by the hands of someone in some unknowable time to come.”
Mary Bourne RSA MRBS (b 1963) graduated from Edinburgh College of Art. She has received many private and public commissions in the UK, working with architects Page/Park, the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust and Historic Environment Scotland.