Maya Rose Edwards is a participatory conceptual sculptor working with public space and people, using hunter-gatherer tactics to inform poetics, placemaking and people/object relations through site-specific intervention. They have worked in participatory settings for 4+ years creating ambitious public artworks with communities. Recently completing the 3-month Mount Stuart Artists Residency; their project TWOFOLD, explored the connection between queer/rural identities on the Isle of Bute, resulting in a series of permanent site-specific artworks. They are currently undertaking a period of research into myth-making, local lore and ecosystems across Scotland. They are the recipient of the RSA New Contemporaries Selection 2023 for which they received the Chalmers Award, Creative Scotland Youth Arts Bursary 2022, Steven Palmer Travel Research Bursary 2023, and are a member of the 2023/24 cohort of The School of the Damned.