This outbalanced scenery shows a man living in complete harmony with his plants. He is one with his colorful succulents. His long arms and legs even make him look a bit like a plant himself.
My name is Marijke Buurlage, I am 25 years old and I live in Alkmaar, the Netherlands. I have studied Illustration at Academy Minerva in Groningen and I graduated in July 2013. I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator ever since. My favorite illustration subjects are animals and nature and my favorite technique is love screen printing.
With a wardrobe filled with floral print dresses, I can say that I (amongst so many others) only thought of plants as decoration. I never saw them as living creatures. Researching for this project made me realize there is more to plants than just a pretty appearance and actually made me respect them more. The strength, complicity and persistence of the vegetable world is miraculously beautiful.