Emily Young’s sculpture called Blue Purbeck Angel Head, which I saw when it was exhibited in the garden of St. James Church near Piccadilly in September 2017, is made from a rock type known as Purbeck marble which is quarried fairly close to where I live in Dorset. It isn’t really marble at all (that’s a metamorphic rock) but a type of limestone (sedimentary rock) with numerous small fossils, mostly gastropods. It polishes up nicely and from a distance looks like marble.

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