The Academy building as a puzzle
The puzzles are sold in the I Shop (the university store) which you can find in the Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat. They cost 49,95 euros.
A scale of 1 in 500
In his workplace at the Travertijnstraat, Drent bends over a miniature façade of the Academy building built on a scale of 1 in 500. ‘Everything is precise to a tenth of a millimetre’, says the artist. And all of it is built by hand.
It’s the largest commissioned project Drent has ever gotten. He expects it will take him about four months to complete all the puzzles.
Other work of Drent
Drent has been making models of eye-catching buildings in Groningen
for years, including the Groninger Museum and the Martinitoren. Do you want to see more of his work? Go to xsmodelmakers.com.