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In Pictures: 'Chelsea Flower Show meets royal pregnancy'

image captionBody cast sculptor Louise Giblin has created a new artwork, featuring a cast of a pregnant woman adorned in artificial flowers. She describes it as "Chelsea Flower Show meets royal pregnancy".
image captionMs Giblin, who lives and works on the Kent-East Sussex border, said she created "Blooming" because several women she knew were pregnant - an opportunity she described as "too good to miss".
image captionEquestrian artist Rachel Lamb's body was cast for the sculpture. Ms Lamb, pictured with her daughter Ava, said she felt "so lucky to have had such a special time recorded through art".
image captionIn the run-up to London 2012, Ms Giblin made body casts of five Olympic athletes including gymnast Beth Tweddle.
image captionThe Olympians series of sculptures, which raised money for the brain injury charity Headfirst, took nine months to complete.
image captionThe Olympian series will go on display along with Ms Giblin's new works at the Spa Galleries in Tunbridge Wells from 4 to 10 June.

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