Justine Kerr is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland and now lives in Canada. While studying her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Dundee University, she spent two semesters at NSCAD University, Nova Scotia, Canada. This experience proved to be life changing. Here she finds her true calling for stone carving , and her future husband to boot. “I am interested in the dichotomies within myself...exploring these visually in my work; the contrast of textures within stone evokes a warming in my heart……polished stone, the blazing beauty of the intricacies of hidden colours interfaced with contrasting rough markings made by my tools. This is conveyed well in my stone carvings, ‘Imminent’ and ‘Inextricably Bound’, she says. In 2006 and 2008, The Nova Scotia Art Bank purchased Justine Kerr’s art work for their collection and she was recently been awarded a creation grant from the Nova Scotia Arts Council.