Boat ride in Greenland Sea from Skagaströnd to Siglufjörður

May 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

The pain of 45-90 degree pitching boat in the Greenland Sea, for 9 hours, oh and stuck in the back with no real beds. In the sea footage towards the end, that pitching of the horizon is the boat…. the camera is in a fixed position. With fave salty dogs Guido van Helten and Linda Ros. Memory of a lifetime. Cannot wait to make more of these over the next 7 months….

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Greenland Sea

May 22, 2013 § 1 Comment

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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.

You need help

March 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

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The northern lights were beautiful last night due to a big solar flare recently. I didn’t take this image, Andrew Rewald did. They were dancing a lot, morphing, and I saw gradations into a slight lilac and also orange.

I took a walk on one of the beaches today and found the perfect spot to launch my boat. I will probably do a lot of on-site construction there also as its a little walk aways and I had to jump across some ice sheets where a snow melt river is running into the sea.

As this part of the beach there is a larger stone island about 200 metres or so off shore? That is my main goal. Just a little bit further down is one, about 50 metres or maybe even less from the shore, which I can use to practice.

I collected a bunch of stones from the beach, and some black sand for a drawing project I am doing of maps of my childhood home.

I also have some plans for an extended immersive performance piece I am calling “You need help.”

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