(the Netherlands 1983, lives and works in Amsterdam)
pin Distinction, 2013
8,5 x 8,5 x 0,01 cm
inventory number 201.2015
9th round Young Talent, 2013
This honourable distinction is made out of feather light material. The gold foil is so thin and fragile that we didn’t dare to unwrap it completely: one slight breeze of wind is enough to ruin the piece. Although this decoration is made of noble gold, and is composed of a coat of arms flanked by two Dutch lions, it is merely varnish. When one would try to decorate someone with it, it would immediately fall apart. Isn’t there a better symbol for the transience of success and fame?