merel slootheer } 

dreamer, maker, designer, goldsmith, collector, biophile, citydweller living + working in haarlem, the netherlands. ​

"I am fascinated by the fact that nothing seems to be able to exist without an obvious counterpart like: nature - culture, order - chaos, body - mind, organic - artificial. But also the gray area in between two extremes : I'm always in search of balance. I approach the creative process as I would extensive research. Recycling, repairing, re - using and experimenting with material is an important part of this. I translate my findings into all sorts of creations like handmade products, jewelry, artifacts, illustrations, and writings. With my work I try to make sense of things I don't understand and question what might be considered obvious."