Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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Firsts

Firsts

My image is about James Lind being the first to discover the cure for scurvy in 1747. The background shows the problem - a ship where ill, scurvy infected sailors are projectile vomiting into the sea. The foreground shows the solution - James Lind discovering a treasure chest full of citrus fruits, and the glow around them symbolize that they are the saviour from scurvy. I also like to think that my naive style puts a fun, humourous twist on what was once a serious situation.