Often I work very hard to make good, and on the edge, medals for shows. It takes a lot of time and effort to develop a concept, and then turn it into a physical form that people can read. I always hope that the spectator can experience the medal and that it changes his or her way of thinking a little bit. One of the most important international shows for medal-art is FIDEM. It is held every two years in a different part of the world. Delegates from 35 countries gather the most spectacular medals made in the last four years, to represent their country, on the FIDEM platform. But as an artist to be chosen, does not mean you can actually exhibit. The general secretary of FIDEM sent to the organizer of FIDEM 2014, Sofia, an email about my work. The message was that my work should not be shown in the exhibition, and will neither be presented in the exhibition catalogue. It meant an abrupt and unexpected end to years of hard work. Indeed my work was not shown in FIDEM 2014, in Sofia.

This medal ‘negativity squared’ shows the email the general secretary of FIDEM wrote.

FIDEM Database

Material:     Bronze

Size:          13,5 x 0,5 cm

Issue:         6

Date:          2016