Atelier Marieke Sluijmer

Puur in gedachte, materiaal en uitvoering

Circle of life

“What we perceive to be real and what actually ís real, are two different things.
After seeing ‘fake’ so often, real becomes fake and fake becomes real. It’s a matter of perspective.”


The material leather seems to be so natural and pure, but what do we really know about it?
Leather is blue after tanning, it’s process is bad for the environment and most of the time
the print of the skin is fake.

This work is about the beauty of imperfection. It shows the skin of a cow in its true being.
Through the wrinkles, spots and scars we see the life of the cow.

It’s all about transparency