A new lunar year was coming. And with it, a new challenge for Jennifer. The next in The Perth Mint’s long running lunar series, for the Year of the Tiger.
She drew sketch after sketch of the mother and cub, standing together regally, gazing back at her. Her favourite part was drawing their faces and eyes, capturing their expression and power.
“As humans, that’s how we connect with imagery we see we look for the eyes.”
This little coin would bring together thousands of years of tradition, both in the lunar story it tells, and in its creation - the relief of her final design would be moulded in plaster, painstakingly by hand.
“This one was hand sculpted in a physical plaster which always exciting. I collaborate with the sculptor, and he translates my design onto the plaster. It’s pretty epic. You get to see all the shadows and it all come to life.”
A coin crafted to own the tradition, and continue the story.
A coin crafted to collect.