‘We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.’
~ Anaïs Nin
What does it mean to be human? It’s a simple question, just a few short words, but it unwraps the bundle of complexity, contradictions, and mystery that is a human life.
When the digital revolution began only 50 years ago, the world shrank. We became a global village, our hopes and dreams converted into an infinite stream of ones and zeroes echoing throughout cyberspace. Today, we stand astride the world as a god, with both the power to destroy our own planet and to create life.
We may even be the last of our species to be fully human as bio-technology and artificial intelligence begin to rip apart the very core of who we are. Our story is remarkable. The greatest story ever told. And while it is the story of astonishing development for our species, it is also the tale of billions of individual lives echoing down the millennia, all of them full of hope and promise, fear and disappointment. As we discover more about reality, we continue our ascent into insignificance, becoming a vanishing footnote in space and time, a speck of dust in the vastness of the universe. But to be human is to be at the centre of our own universe, to experience life in all its colours and all its potential.
‘Woman’ - celebrates Being Human - the awe of being alive and the thrill of discovering what it means to be us, the greatest wonder in the world.
19.7cm Body Ø
8.5cm Base Ø
2.8mm Leather thickness
Walpier 'Buttero' - Natural Vegetable Tanned Leather
I work with the Tannery - Conceria Walpier in Italy - fully certified by the Institute of Quality Certification for the Leather Sector (I.CE.C) which ensures ethical accountability, sustainability and traceability. ‘Buttero’ Vegetable Tanned Leather has an irresistible smooth and matte surface, a firm temper and ages beautifully over time. Natural and deeply rich in colour, this full grain leather patinas with plenty of character.
Material information + Care information
- Please note that all pieces are made completely by hand, therefore no two pieces will be identical. There will also be subtle imperfections; these include variations in the material as well as evidence of the making process. My work celebrates a slow and ecological creative process by connecting with the organic elements and working with natural materials. Every piece is one of a kind, handcrafted in my studio here in Amsterdam.
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