I designed this plate with art direction from my husband Jeremy who was three in 1952 .
The design features his profile full of the profiles of his six children – he is carrying them in his head! They are drawn out in different colours, and each of them has colour taken from all of the others. Positioning the smaller profiles inside his larger profile made me think about 1950’s surface pattern designs that reference scientific cell structures and that informed my drawing.
Jeremy’s comment on having six children filling his head in this design is cryptic and intriguing:
“I am seeking to make permanent my contribution to our common heritage in a way that the Queen does, but my actual father didn’t.”
Jeremy has lived in Falmouth for more than 30 years and has a special shed in Penryn.
Find out more about My Jubilee and see all the plates here.