Wiltshire Breast Feeding Art Competition – October 2014

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This was an art competition organised by Wiltshire Council Health & Social Care Department to promote breastfeeding in anti-natal clinics.

It was open to all age groups and in all art mediums. The eleven finalists had used water colour, pastel, photography, collage , crayon and machine embroidery.   

I wanted to create a layered look using fine organza fabric and achieved the different tones of blue by cutting away one or two of the layers. The ‘frame’ was created by using vermicelli stitching and then a fine velvet ribbon as a straight line to contrast with the curves of the stitching and the image of the mother and baby.  The canvas background was painted with acrylic paint in an abstract mottled effect so that the image did not appear too ‘flat’.

The exhibition of the 11 finalists is to be shown in libraries around Wiltshire over the next few months.    As soon as I know where these will be we will let you know.

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