Friday, 19 October 2007

Natasha Ratcliffe - Contemporary Art Medals (aka Gorgeous Little Objects)

Natasha Ratcliffe, (a friend of ours but no relation) is an artist who makes Contemporary Art Medals. I think they're wonderful and have posted some pics below from the National Art Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, where Natasha has been studying. In 2005 she was awarded 'New Medalist' by the British Art Medal Society.

The medals are designed to be held in the hand,
and are very beautiful. Preciosa.

One of her pieces was bought by, and is on display in The British Museum. See here.

To see the full range of Natasha's medals, and her other art work,

please visit the Natasha Ratcliffe website.


Lane said...

These are indeed gorgeous - and so tactile (well I can imagine holding one:-)

hesitant scribe said...

Lane - aren't they wonderful. Natasha calls them small flippable sculptures which is a most fitting description, methinks!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

They ARE gorgeous. I want one (the 'some breaths are harder' one, to be precise). I love it that she uses words as well as shapes and images.