Contemporary votive illustrations: Dolphin wedding

27 February 2012

Our exhibition ‘Infinitas Gracias: Mexican miracle paintings‘ has just closed, but we have a few more contemporary votive illustrations to share with you, 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, these contemporary stories of gratitude involve an exchange between storyteller and illustrator.

 Melanie Winning: Dolphin wedding
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Melanie Winning: Dolphin wedding

Melanie Winning’s latest illustration is for this story:

Wouldn’t it be great if a dolphin or a whale turned up as we get married?

I woke up straight after that, and thought nothing of it.