May 31, 2013 § Leave a comment
For the last opið hús at NES, Yogan made a sculpture from found materials he called Logn (calm). Two strings held a leaning shelf at an angle. As a response I made a sculpture of found wood, stacked, with light, and a string / cradle stretching from mine to his. A few days later we wanted to preserve the strings. I had thought about the mountain, but I had a dream about a place I had slept up on the cliffs behind our houses. I imagined the strings over that space, overlooking the sea.
So, we walked my string sculpture from the studio to the cliffs. We installed it over the space where I slept. The strings extend seven metres or so, and if you lie underneath they move and coalesce in the wind, and the strings look like how the waves sound. Meditative. Making liminal spaces habitable may generate new ideas of collectivity.
The piece is part of a public work / sculpture exhibition in Iceland – Summer We Go Public.
May 22, 2013 § 1 Comment
Yesterday a chance encounter on a boat docked in Skags – we took portraits of the sailors for Guido to paint into murals in town, the mayor asked if we wanted to go on board for the final leg of the trip. Our destination was Siglufjord, a narrow and small fjord on the north coast of Iceland. It was about a 9 1/2 hour voyage…. sweet baby Jesus.
Huge seas (10 ft, 12 ft??), no sleep, one very sick cabin mate and a bit of time spent flying off our bench beds to floor. Drenched by huge wave outside while boat almost vertical… might have been some killer whale wrestling. A great adventure with fellow salty sea dogs Guido and Linda.
I was thankful to see dry land. Now to bed.
May 19, 2013 § Leave a comment
Tomorrow is the last day of our roadtrip circumnavigating Iceland. I have seen and experienced so many things. Seen a shifting landscape unlike anything…. Laughed a lot. Been frustrated.
Stood at the Greenland and Atlantic seas. Fjords, glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, craters, lakes, hot pools, snow, ice, misty mountains, the ocean, the sea, lava fields, fields of moss, crystal sands, volcanic ash, switchback roads, green fields, cairns, thermal lakes, reindeer, the rift between the European and North American tectonic plates, granite, obelisks troll houses, turf houses, abandoned houses, mountains, valleys, alpine, pebble beaches.
There is so much more to see, feel, experience. This is my place.
May 1, 2013 § Leave a comment
Haug (mound) 2013. Hand sifted volcanic sand. Scavenged cloth. In situ shot at NES, Iceland.