map & territory.
Vegetable tanned Italian Leather layered and carved into fluid sensual shapes. Stones such as Pink Opal, Pyrite Slate and Italian Marble are cut into cubic forms. The pieces from the series "Map & Territory" merge both leather and stone into an elabotare unit. All one of a kind pieces handmade in Germany.
Leather and stone seem to appear at first glance as contrasting materials. The idea of leather to cover and protect life contrasts the idea of gemstones, which have to be stripped off to become vivid for us. Both are organic, unique and elementary in nature, to then be abstracted by men into culture. "Map & Territory" is a result of an endless fascination for both materials leather and stones.