Royal Society of Sculptors
Studio Sem is one of the leading sculpture studios in Tuscany, close to the Carrara marble quarries where artisans work closely with artists from all over the world to realise their work. This was a rare opportunity for Mary to focus on experimentation and the development of ideas supported by the studio. The wealth of new stones held at Studio Sem opened up unexpected possibilities for colour in her work, inspired in part by the beautiful Romanesque and Renaissance architecture in the region. At the same time the freedom from deadlines and other day-to-day pressures enabled her to move between 2d and 3d, developing ideas and moving things on swiftly.
Work from this residency was exhibited at the Royal Society of Sculptors in London in 2016, and can be seen on this website here
Download the pdf of residency publication here