My fascination with geological forces that create landscapes have brought me to a collaborative project with artist Brooke Holve. We met over our common interest in Iceland, the country and it’s wild and pristine landscape. We have both spent 1 month at art residencies in separate years in the southwest part of the island plus touring visits in other years, Brooke has visited there 4 times and I twice.
One of our projects is tracing rare earth elements and minerals, used to power smart phones, to their sources.
We look at changing landscapes as these commodities are extracted for industry. What is happening on earth’s surface while the underworld is exposed and required. These paintings are inspired from shapes that make up the components inside of an iPhone.