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 a world in which polarisation and negative news prevail, Louise wants to inspire us with her artworks to make us look at the world with softer eyes, she wants to make us more aware of the beauty that makes us and how we could celebrate it even more.
She made an installation for the 'Ground' exhibition. The floor is strewn with straw, a reference to the former agricultural land on which new appearances will bloom. We see a futuristic representation with a red egg in the middle. that red egg represents the magic of all the new species that will come here in the future and that the cannot yet predict.