The still lifes of the artist Mayke Swemle (1970, Amsterdam) are like fairy tales. Mayke uses photography to pull you into her fantastic, unearthly world. In her travels she captures images of landscapes, animals and plants – from these images and by applying a digital collage technique she creates her own personal vision. Her beautifully crafted works shift the boundaries between reality and artificiality. In her search for what is pure and mysterious, estrangement and desolation seep through.