Vanorbeek makes time stand still. His creatures undergo the effects of time; by being exposed to air and light they transform gradually. The metamorphosis that makes the colours change implies a new life. Time helps the artist to achieve the most unpredictable results: still life placed as free elements in an environment. Precisely that environment determines the dimension in which the art of Vanorbeek feels most at ease. It makes the observer question some specific values of the artist’s work, constantly balancing between creation and decoration, life and death, fear and humour.