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An interview with Tiffany Baxter: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Recent Camberwell College of Arts graduate Tiffany Baxter has contributed to Amelia's Magazine online, and now she has been selected to appear in my colouring book too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Recently graduated illustrator Tiffany Baxter contributes a whirling dervish of an image inspired by the Saint Vitus Dance of the medieval period, full of fanciful characters in colourful clothing.

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Why did you decide to illustrate the St Vitus Dance for the colouring book and what is happening in your picture?
It was a subject I’d heard briefly about when researching witchcraft and I found it fascinating so looked into it more. Even though now it’s thought to be a mass psychogenic illness, beyond that there doesn’t seem to be any idea about what caused it. Historical imagery shows people affected by mania but in my portrayal I suppose I tried to demonstrate what could be going on from the point of view of the dancers themselves. As with most odd phenomena back then, it was frequently thought to be demons or magic forces behind it all so that was the angle I was going for - a happy but insidious trance.

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