Nicola Kerslake, a student on BA(Hons) Fine Art, has been awarded a prize, presented by the Worshipful Company of Cutlers for a ‘cutting edge’ medal, titled You Will Be My Death. Nicola describes her medal as “a statement on how nature is deadly to humans; yet at the same time humans are equally as harming to the natural world. This is shown by the flip side of the medal. The Hemlock flower depicted on one side of the medal is poisonous if consumed by humans. On the other side, the Hemlock’s root system suffers, entwined with human’s rubbish, sewage pipes and cables.”
The Student Medal Project, which is now in its 21st year, is run by The British Art Medal Society (BAMS), and is based at the British Museum. Nicola’s medal is currently included in the exhibition in The New Ashgate Gallery: Farnham, Hold It! The Art of The Modern Medal: British Art Medal Society Student Medal Project. 08 March – 19 April 2014.