For the art project 'grond' which means soil in the Dutch language, initiated by Kunstlokaal SAM. Louise was invited to develop a series of new works based on one square meter soil in the region she grew up.
Louise te Poele has chosen the nature reserve adjacent to her native land on the Koolmansdijk in Lievelde. This used to be mostly agricultural land, but this ground has been excavated bringing old, native seeds back to the surface and creating lush nature to arise.
In Louise's sculpture she has translated the square meter into a wrapped in colourful fabric animal being. The animal transcends itself because it seems to float above the ground level and thus witness becomes of the landscape. The enveloping fabric symbolises protection, but also partly for the deterrent mechanism; nature watches over nature here.