. British Art Medal Society . Oriel Henry Thomas Gallery Carmarthen College of Art . Carmarthen .
Exhibited: 26 September – 14 October 2016
Students from across 14 colleges and universities in Britain and a select number of universities in Europe, are encouraged to enter The British Art Medal Society student competition each year.
The Art Medal is an opportunity for artistic expression on themes of the artists choosing and is not to be confused with a medal awarded to an athlete.
In 2016 I entered my Art Medal: DO NOT TOUCH and was selected to exhibit at the Oriel Henry Thomas Gallery, College of Art, Carmarthen Wales.
The tragic loss of life and destruction of communities during the Ebola epidemic moved me to design and create this medal.
Art Medals are designed to be held in the palm of your hand, with this in mind I designed the medal so that when held to look at the mother cradling her baby, when turned over not only does the virus have the shape of a mother cradling a child but unknowingly, you realise you have been holding the virus in your hands - one of the ways in which the virus spread so rapidly across West Africa. Please click on the image to read the story behind my medal.
Over many hours I researched, planned and hand carved my Art Medal from wax. Once completed it was then moulded and cast in Bronze and patinated to create the rich contrasting tones. The medal sits comfortably in the palm of your hand and is approximately 300g.
Should you wish to know more about the Art Medal and the British Art Medal Society then please follow this link: http://www.bams.org.uk