Nele Van Rompaey (1994) is the business owner of Studio Ode and visual artist. She mainly prefers working with natural materials like wood, clay, paper and textile. For her there are two ways of working, but they’re usually intertwined. One is simply thinking and imagining, mostly about something she saw or read that day. Whenever an idea starts forming in her head. Another is when she reads or saw something and it shoots her up with energy and motivation to start drawing, painting, sculpting herself. For her work on Muro she started experimenting with all kinds of shapes and the combination of geometrical ones and natural ones and how they interfere or react to the presence of a person. The most natural things like the sun and a leave. The importance of the calm of nature and how it has an impact or our human mindset. The contrast between the busyness in her mind and the peace certain shapes and colors bring. But also experiment with seeing a texture and the feeling that brings. Overlap and depth.