Aug 2017: Residency at Listhús, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland
Ólafsfjörður is located in the north of Iceland on the edge of the Arctic Circle.
Icelandic ground is constantly shifting, with the underlying tectonic plates drifting apart at a rate of 2cm a year. The energy that comes from continuous flux, gushes through the landscape in waterfalls, geysers, earthquakes, volcanic fumaroles, mudpots and hot springs. Despite the barrenness in human terms, the earth is alive and breathing.
My work’s usual focus was on the human or animal wildlife. The prints and drawings produced from this residency are life studies of landscapes. Despite the boiling energies beneath the surface, they are solid and still in comparison to the temporary and volatile nature of human existence upon it.
This residency was generously supported by the The Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon