Name: ART43 – Perseverance over Vulnerability
Artist: Jamal Rafay
The design depicts the notion of protection and care, and is a than you to the NHS, not just for this pandemic but for being there for us since 1948! The egg is a symbol of life – holding eggs with both hands shows dedication and a sense of care and protection. The hand holding a bird symbolises vulnerability and protection against the virus. It also symbolises how the NHS has taken this and many such challenges in the past and has successfully protected and cured humanity. The little birds, tree and branches represent life and growth.
Jamal Rafay is a freelance artist and maker of stained glass. He worked at John Hardman Studio, where he designed, restored and conserved stained glass windows for several historical buildings. With over 20 years of arts practice, he has established himself as a freelance artist and educator. Since 2011, he has started producing hand-painted stained glass for a variety of global clients from his own studio in Birmingham. Jamal has a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Practice and Education from Birmingham City University, and a Master of Fine Arts in illustration/Graphic Design from the College of Art and Design, Lahore.
Artist Website: www.stainedglassic.com