Her Majesty The Queen celebrates the latest milestone in a remarkable life as she becomes the first British monarch to reach a 95th birthday. To mark this historic event and personal achievement for The Queen, I was commissioned by The Royal Mint to make a new work to celebrate – The The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Limited Edition “Sovereign Queen”.
The Royal Mint has an awe inspiring over 1100 year history, and I was approached by them to create a one- off “Masterwork” (to be released at a later date) and a limited edition print to celebrate HM the Queen’s 95th Birthday. I had pre – pandemic been able to visit the Royal Mint Museum and spent a lot of time doing additional research – reading about the Queen and also taking an extensive look at online images of coins and medals. As I make a lot of collages, I began to think about the idea of deconstructing the images on a coin and from that create a new work that would include an image of the Queen. Read the full story and find all the images by visiting my projects page