Sheena Devitt carves into stone and slate to create site specific sculptural artworks. The designs are inspired by and respond to the site’s topography and history, it’s orientation and present inhabitants.
The process of designing the sculptures starts with layers of drawings on paper. The transferred design takes on a new life as the work moves from a graphic image to a sculptural piece about shape, texture and light.
Hand drawn letterforms are v-cut into the surface of the stone creating pools of shadow and light.
A training in drawing and painting, combined with a one-to-one apprenticeship in stone lettercarving, has given Sheena an excellent grounding in using drawing to develop ideas, and the ability to practice a very specific craft to a high level.
Works are sited permanently in both private gardens/ interiors and public spaces in the UK.
Sheena has also created sculptures in response to group exhibitions in the UK and USA.