Nathalie Mannaerts

Project: May we go back to our origins, innocent and mischievous!

My paintings are about the outdoors, loggers, hunters, home made cookies and the reluctance to grow up. They are a reminder of a childhood in a timber house on the edge of a forest. Where nature rules and adventure is about to open up in front of us.

Thesis: May we go back to our origins, innocent and mischievous!

I have tried different ways of approaching my thesis. Firstly, I decided to write a children's book. Then a fictional ethnology about a bird of paradise. I also wrote on the lives of my favourite artists and handed in a DVD of Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson. I eventually decided to write down my adventures. I grew up in a house on the edge of a forest. It was a childhood that made its mark on me. I still look for adventure and the overwhelming feeling you get from raw, unspoiled nature.