Dan Hillier – King of Diamonds
Why did you want to take part in this fundraising initiative?
TLC is a great organisation and I love the idea of a disparate group of artists making a varied pack of cards without knowing what the others have been up to.
Can you tell us about your artwork? What inspiration did you draw on to create your design?
I like the archetype of the King, and diamonds have a beautiful symbolism in many cultures. I had a loose idea of the diamond as indication of the enlightened mind, as found in Buddhist symbology, when I made this, and wanted the piece to be quite cosmic and have a somewhat archetypal feel to it.
What is it about the charity Transplant Links that made you want to support them?
TLC is clearly a life-saving, life-enhancing charity that propagates amazing, important work, giving people a chance at life that they might otherwise lose.
To bid for Dan’s original artwork and other artworks bid online live on the Ewbank’s website 12th Oct at 7pm. Instructions can be found in ‘How to Bid’ on this website.
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