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Table Creatures by Nyke van Bijnen

Table Creatures

Photo by Astrid Zuidema

Down in the deepest waters things are dark and impenetrable. Creatures there seem to flaunt every law of nature. Bodies are transparent, organs are visible, and tentacles extend beyond the length of the actual beast. Nyke van Bijnen likes to see the objects surrounding her as creatures. Table Creatures is a collection of organic vases based on these miraculous deep- sea creatures. Each vase has its own characteristic expression: while one has freckles, another wears a collar. The vases developed out of experiments involving textile and epoxy; transparency and different layers add a unique colour to each vase.

Nyke van Bijnen