This sculpture follows on from my earlier #MeToo totem. The same template has been used to sculpt a very different figure – soft, gentle and inward looking. The upper hand has been turned inward to become not a gesture of blocking, but of self-care.

My aim was to see how little intervention was necessary to imbue a stone with character and spirit. The raw tooled surface is a record of how the figure was achieved – once the form was found, I stopped without further refinement.

Dimensions: 440mm H x 190mm W x 130mm D
Material: Caen Limestone

Private Collection