Marjolein Hessels: a harvest of colour

Textiles and medicine have long been intertwined in Dutch artist Marjolein Hessels life. She recalls a sense of curiosity passing the Gerrit Rietveld Academie on her daily walk to VU University where she first studied medicine. Later, while working as a doctor, she also studied for a bachelor's degree at the Rietveld. Today, Hessels finds more similarities than differences between the two fields: “As a physician and artist,” she explains “I am concerned with living organisms.”

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    Marjolein Hessels

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    Selvedge Magazine