Citation from the speech of Mark Jones (President of the FIDEM) at the FIDEM – CONGRESS 2000 in Weimar:
"Nobody needs a medal. Nobody needs art or music or myth. Nobody needs the stones on a beech or birdsong. It is the useless things that make life worthwhile.
The act of commissioning a medal is a challenging one. It implies an intention to mark significance and make meaning through human talent; it is an act of faith in the future and of community with those that will enjoy the outcome. Why not try it for yourself?"
To the Memory of an Artist