Lucy Willow (b. 1967) did her foundation course in art and design at Falmouth College of Arts from 1995 to 1997, and began a degree course at the same college in 2000. She has taken part in a number of St Ives open studios exhibitions, and from 1995 has shown her work in various other exhibitions in Cornwall. Her medal, Dreams of a Dying Moth, won the Worshipful Company of Founders’ grand first prize in the 2001 BAMS Student Medal Project competition, and is now being issued by BAMS. The artist writes: ‘During my first year of studies on the fine art degree course at Falmouth I became interested in exploring themes around fatal attraction in the natural world. I used the moth and flame on the medal as a metaphor for our often compulsive drive towards things in life that can be destructive.’ In the catalogue of the Student Medal Project exhibition, Marcy Leavitt Bourne adds: ‘The moth positioned just at the extremity of the medal gives it even more poignancy; and the void of the lightbulb also suggests the hollowness, emptiness, of some of the desires that are most sought after.’ During the second year of her course, the artist’s work continues to be of an experimental nature, involving video, photography and performance/installation, with drawing still a major part of the process.