The Coast series is first of all about light and space. The images root in my memory as a small child, when I spent many days on the beach with my grandparents. Then, the beach seemed a vast space. On the beach, one can see the sky moving into the land, to the polders, where it has been immortalized by Dutch landscape painters. The beach also defines the edge of the continent, a physical boundary on the planet between sea, land and sky. I feel happy on the beach, whatever the weather.