Beki (pronounced as in Becky) Wills has been a graphic artist in
Bristol for a number of years now with a number of commissions and
exhibits including the Southville Art Fair 2008 and the Scisational
project to inspire secondary school children in science through art.
Beki now studies graphic design with animation at the University
of West of England.
NOTE: To get a more detailed version of any of the three images
just click on the photo for a PDF.
Euronova were searching for a suitable way to celebrate the company's 10th Birthday
and it was suggested to commission some art. (Euronova have sponsored
a annual children's art event at the Bristol RWA for many years now
but never "a real artist !")
These Wallace and Gromit sculptures made by the Year
5 children of Westbury Park School, Bristol (Wallace is some 2.5m
high). The artists morphed as many Bristol features into these loveable
characters as possible, how many can you spot ? (by the way can you
spot the Banksy logo ? It's a fake).
Above, is the final version and it has been sent out free of charge to
8,000 museum officers, curators and associated companies.
The brief given to Beki was to
create a work of art that people might wish to keep either as a poster
on the wall or as a screen saver. And also build in the themes of
"protection", "trusted", "nurture" and "relationship". Do you think
she achieved this ?