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02-Aug-11

Tsunami ‘Armour’ wins

Former Kaipara resident, Jeanette Wynyard, has claimed the top prize, the Alison Turner Memorial Supreme Award, from 57 other entries at the Art’nTartan Wearable Arts Awards in Waipu. Her fantasy milk bottle creation, Tsuna Mc’ee, was inspired by the tsunami that devastated northern Japan in March.

“When the tsunami hit, it really affected me,” says Jeanette. “There was so much devastation and lost lives and I guess my creation is like a prayer that the people of Japan will come out stronger.

“I’ve always wanted to make armour and the Bible talks about spiritual armour — it’s a source of protection and hope.”

Tsuna Mc’ee took Jeanette about five months to complete, off and on. She is now looking forward to next year’s awards, which are part of the annual Tartan Week Festival.

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