Artist: Kathryn Martin Kathryn is an illustrator and a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art (MA Visual Communication,2015). She specialises in experimental narrative drawing and reportage. Anglo-Saxon and Medieval art, particularly illuminated manuscripts, have been an important influence on some of Kathryn’s previous work. Kathryn’s illustration and written work has featured in publications such as Modern Times- A Graphic Commentary and ILL-informed Annual. In 2013 her work was part of the ‘The Jackdaw Illustration Show’ at Foyles Bookshop. www.kathrynmaymartin.co.uk Original object: Marzocco, Sandstone,Florence, Donatello, 1420, Museo del Bargello, Florence, Image © Luke Bancroft
Researcher: Luke Bancroft Luke is a PhD candidate at Monash University, Melbourne. His research is focused on the religio-cultural history of Florence in the period 1419 to 1443 specifically the impact of the residences of popes Martin V and Eugenius IV in the city. His chosen object, the Marzocco, was created by Donatello in 1420 for the stairwell of the papal apartments and served as a daily reminder of Republican might.