This armour comes sealed with a Kriss

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ARTIST Louise Giblin poses with her Olympian Series 1 armour – taken from the cast of medal-winner Kriss Akabusi.

Giblin unveiled the body cast at the Edinburgh Art Fair. The cast was made by encasing the British sprint and hurdling champion in plastercast, before using the model to create an aluminium armour-like shell.

Giblin utilises a sensual style of sculpture which is produced in ceramic then cast in bronze, translucent resin or cold cast metals.

She covers portraiture and the human form, often involving detailed, overlapping, fragmented or abstracted imagery. Other works include futuristic busts and helmets.

Giblin’s work has been exhibited in London, New York, Hong Kong, Oxfordshire and across the south of England and is being displayed this weekend as part of the art fair.