"I approached the subject 'Netherlands and Architecture' from
two points of view. On one hand I paid tribute to the rich Dutch
architecture history and on the other hand to the contemporary
quality of Dutch architecture. These form also the two sides of my
coin. Traditionally the front of the coin needs to portray the
queen, while the back side displays the value of the coin.
"When someone looks closely (click above on picture to enlarge)
to my portrait of the queen, it becomes clear that her portrait is
constructed with names of important Dutch architects. On the
outside the names are clearly readable, while they slowly get
smaller to the center. Under a magnifying glass all names are
readable, but not with only the human eye. It is fascinating to see
how an old medium like a coin can be in this way a 'compact disc'