The project also considers the use of stone in contemporary art practice. During August 2009, the Edinburgh Milestone Carve saw ten contemporary artists from across the world each create a new work using a block of one metre square stone. These sculptures – by Joel Fisher, Hayashi Takeshi, Jess Harrison, Jake Harvey, Carlos Lizaraturry Moro, Gerard Mas, Atsuo Okamoto, Peter Randall-Page, Sibylle Pasche, Daniel Silver and Susanne Specht – will form the open air element of the exhibition.
Jess Harrison is a PhD candidate funded by the STONE project. Her work reinforces emotional pathways between external sensual communications and internal experiences. In stone as well as other materials Jess is a masterful image maker and one of the few who can transform images into sculptural form.