Emma Elliott

Emma Elliott creates powerful protest pieces. Moved by the devastating losses to
elephant and rhino populations from illegal poaching, Emma felt compelled to
dedicate a body of work to the distressing decline of some of the planet’s most
magnificent creatures. Emma also used a trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum
in Yad Vashem, Israel as inspiration for her piece, Reconciliation. In this work,
beauty and ugliness are united as Jesus and a Holocaust survivor share mutual
wounds; their suffering and survival intertwined.  

Born in 1983, Emma studied art in Florence and received classical training in
portraiture. It was only after she moved back to the UK that she began to build a
conceptual portfolio of sculptural work. She has now been working with marble
since 2012. Her sculpture has continued to develop, often as an emotional response to her own experiences. Emma won the Winter Pride 2014 and Passion for Freedom 2015 awards and her work is held in a number of prestigious public and private collections. Emma won our on form bursary this year, for sculptors under 35 who are working in stone.

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