Walden represents a desire for independence. By observing our surroundings, discovering what they have to offer, experimenting with the resources available, one can find new possibilities to make what is necessary and desirable. In this shift of observation and opportunity we find materials that may not be an obvious choice but are however capable of providing solutions for both function and expression.
Odd Matter focused their attention on one of the first materials to be used for making and building: mud. More commonly seen as a nuisance (and the reason why streets are paved), it can be a luxury used to indulge the body when in a spa, mud is useful in architecture, and perfectly normal when encountered in the countryside or in a forest. Using mud, Odd Matter have made planters: using soil to contain soil; from earth comes life.