UCA student wins British Art Medal Society Award
A student from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Farnham has taken the first prize in a national medal design competition run by the British Art Medal Society (BAMS).
Bo Behan created a bronze design on copper plate. It features the familiar 'f' of the Facebook logo and the reverse of the medal is made up of binary code and text language.
Bo, who is in the second year of her 3D Design course, explained: "The medal was inspired by my own personal experience of using Facebook. I found myself omitting important circumstances in my life, wanting to constantly portray myself in a positive light.
"The medal is in two parts - the bronze part represents the many uneven, tarnished layers that we omit on Facebook. The copper plate that makes up the 'f' is brushed and part-polished, allowing the viewer to catch just a glimpse of themselves.
"I was surprised and humbled at being named the winner. An accolade this prestigious will hopefully boost my future job applications."
Rebecca Skeels, Senior Tutor for 3D Design at UCA, said: "Working with the British Art Medal Society is a fantastic opportunity for the students and an opportunity to learn about a new area of their craft.
"At UCA Farnham we have specialist jewellery and metalwork facilities and technicians who can take students through the casting process, which adds an exciting element to their work. All of us are extremely pleased at Bo's success - what a fabulous reward to her hard work."
Bo's award was presented by The Worshipful Company of Cutlers in London.
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David Reilly, Press Officer, UCA
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