Contemporary votive illustrations: Forest Hill

To accompany our current exhibition ‘Infinitas Gracias: Mexican miracle paintings‘, we’ve been working with professional illustrators to produce contemporary votive illustrations based on stories submitted by visitors to Wellcome Collection and to our website. Just as Mexican ex-voto paintings were made by painters to tell stories of thanks, we want to hear contemporary stories of gratitude and explore the process of exchange between storyteller and illustrator.

Marta Wawryszuk: Forest Hill

Marta Wawryszuk: Forest Hill

Marta Wawryszuk’s first votive illustration is for this story submitted at Wellcome Collection:

Whilst waiting for the 8.21 train to London Bridge I was knocked to the ground by a man who fell, whilst having a fit. I would like to give thanks for the train not coming to run us both over.

Zoe, Platform 1 at Forest Hill Train Station, 28 September 2011.

You can find out more about Marta Wawryszuk’s work and explore more votive illustrations on the Wellcome Collection website.

Could your gratitude inspire a votive? Tell us your story, and it could form the basis for an illustration.

6 thoughts on “Contemporary votive illustrations: Forest Hill

  1. I blog quite often and I truly appreciate your information. This article has really peaked my interest.
    I’m going to book mark your blog and keep checking for neew
    details about once per week. I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

  2. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d
    without a doubt donate to this superb blog! I
    suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS
    feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will
    share this site with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  3. Online marketing – It’s about more than having a pretty website.

    As with any online marketing activity, keep the message short, sweet and direct and be
    sure to include the necessary contact information needed to send in a referral.
    SEO is the most prominent tool to drive a huge traffic rate, as search engines really give closest
    attention to well-optimized pages.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s