Return to Iceland

JUNE 7th I join up with two other artists in Iceland to journey to the northern regions of the Island.

My residency in Gulkistan Arts Centre last year 2017, allowed me contemplative and productive time in the studio. Big space to myself with a large window presenting an expansive view out over the lake and Hekla (Iceland's most active Volcano) in the distant horizon. What i have been unfolding in my work since then is an expression of a desire to understand landscape and what it consists of, it's forming history, the content of what I'm gazing at; it's evolution; effects of climate and climate changing upon the structures underneath and the movement of a mass that appears to be so solid in time as we know it. Iceland is landscape! Fire, water, tectonics and Ice in small island!

 

 

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The Gaze vs the innards of landscape

The higher latitudes because they exist in the remote part of our thoughts and globe and are less travelled and populated yet are undergoing rapid changes in a fascinating sequence.

As threatening as it is to document and observe a melting ice cap, my imagination mists through chambers of crystalline structures and rare minerals, fossils, and geological wonders of what sits below that ancient weight of frozen time/water. 

Ronnie Horn (artist) made a brilliant sculpture, Library of Water. https://vimeo.com/25184704

  Untitled work on paper.  54 x 72 cm (25x31") Brown paper, ink, acrylics, paper collage, carbon

 Untitled work on paper.

54 x 72 cm (25x31") Brown paper, ink, acrylics, paper collage, carbon