map & territory.

I try to understand how the world is organised by things. My motivation in making is based on identifying my environment and how to evaluate what I sense and make. Leather and stone seem to be at first glance contrasting materials. The idea of leather to cover and protect life contrasts the idea how we appreciate gemstones, which have to be stripped off to become vivid for us. Both are organic, unique and are elementary in nature, to then be abstracted by men into culture. I am fascinated by the interplay of the two materials. One of the results is the series "Map & Territory".

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