It’s been a while. I’m aware. I believe in leaving people wanting…or perhaps just not updating my website properly until I’ve needed to. And it’s a ‘need-to’ moment. While I love writing and will always continue to so, I’m branching out into more interesting objects — most of all, 3D installation pieces and art.
When I was young, I enjoyed creating things with my hands. And now it looks like I’ll be able to do it, if I can get into the different residencies who will help foster this desire.
As a result, I’m exhibiting in Passing Through, an exhibition at Kaffi Klara in Ólafsfjörđur until the end of February. It’s a 3D piece where the exterior resembles the craggy, sharp, and icy edges of the mountains surrounding the north of Iceland; the center is darkness with an origami red heart. The words on the outside read:
The landscape is cold and unforgiving;
the tides strong and fast.
The sun beams down on the snow,
lighting up the land.
Bright colours hidden from sight;
it reveals the truth beneath the icy exterior
— the warmth at the heart of Iceland.
And it is quite true. From the outside, Iceland appears to be harsh and downright arctic. But when you settle in, you get to know people, there is a warmth here hidden beneath the layers of snow, ice, and clothing. It’s been a blast being here, experiencing what life is like in this tiny town (population of 800), and getting to know people outside of the other international artists.
Here are some photos from the exhibition: