Nathalie Hunter – drawing on walls


The first time when I collaborated with Nathalie Hunter I invited her to contribute to the first Biennial for Visual Art, Fashion and Design in Hasselt – Super! (2005). I had selected her on the basis of her wonderful wall drawings combined with her paintings.

Recently she realised a new series of drawings for the company of Boringen Verheyden in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, the leading company for geometral and water drillings in Flanderen. On her blog she posted some observations around the practice of making wall drawings that are very interesting to share. Her art is constantly fed through a deep feeling for the other and the way we find our place in the world. This is connected to a strong ecological concern.

Sometimes, a few lines can make a huge difference.

I’m not talking about lines shed on a paper, or read in a book, but drawn on a wall.

Yes, on a wall.

I get this remark quite often, when people see me drawing on walls:

Oooh, you’re allowed to draw on walls.. I was always told I couldn’t…

Well you see, sometimes, when you liberate yourself from the rules that were wrapped around you as a child, you grow as a person.

You remove the chains.

You unravel the knots.

You dilute the predjudices.

And little by little you come closer to your true self. To your core.

You trust and start discovering your true mission.

Connect and remove the crap.

So I make these walldrawings after conversations with the inhabitant of the space in which the wall is located. From this talk I extract what is truely important for that being, for that company.

What is their mission?

What change do they want to bring?

So this information gets distilled and drawings emerge from that process.

(…) Follow your path.


One step at the time.

The new wall drawings are thus inspired by an observation of this company and the people that work there. If you are interested in the process or would like to live with one of these beauties yourself than do not hesitate to contact Bureau Doove.

You can see the drawings at Boringen Verheyden, Mechelbaan 5, 2861 Sint-Katelijne-Waver, tel. +32 (0)15 75 59 07,

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