Marion Blume is a German artist based in Amsterdam whose jewellery pieces are a tribute to meticulous perception. The series called ‘branch – no branch’ is dedicated to human perception. At first glance the brooch looks like a branch without its bark, but only to the ones who dare to take a closer look, a different reality will be revealed: the small, branch-like sculptures are man-made, carved out of a block which consists of many thin layers of wood. The small gesture of copying a branch opens up new questions and thoughts on how we perceive our surroundings. This perception forms our personal truth and finally creates the reality we live in.