Wall composition with enameled tiles (1998)

Guy Rombouts and Monica Droste’s work was chosen to adorn the walls of Tomberg metro station when the station was being renovated. The work is in Portuguese tiles, and the theme is an original alphabet in which each letter is represented by a line and a colour (for example: C is a curve and lemon yellow). Word games and onomatopoeia take the form of plants, animals or people. On one wall the motifs are depicted on a cream coloured background and on a blue background on the other wall. With their new alphabet, the artists went even further and also sought new sounds for the letters. The letter “a” stands for “aha”. The link with the existing alphabet is thus naturally conserved.