Margot Berkman | Aphrodites Garden train station NS Zandvoort 2011
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Aphrodites Garden train station NS Zandvoort 2011

Measurements: 120 m2


On the platform you look in the garden of Aphrodite


I consider the kiosk at train station Zandvoort as a sea-aquarium, where the underwaterworld full of mythological animals becomes visible. I am inspired by the collection of 16th and 17th century books from the library of the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, in which strange sea creatures are described and drawn, including the Metamorphoses of Ovidius. 

Together with my finds of algae on the beach, I turned it all into large drawings. “Venus swims with a mirror to the Sea-Unicorn, Neptunus joins the Sea Elephant and it seems that the Seadeer is very happy in the proximity of Lady Fortuna.




Dutch Railways


NS train station Zandvoort aan Zee, The Netherlands


Foil with UV laminate


Commissions, Drawings, Public Area

amsterdam, art, design, kunst, kunst in openbare ruimte, public, railway, ruimte, spoorkunst, station, trein, tunnel, witte beelden