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Place/stað (2017)


found organic material, calligraphy paper, plaster, railway model, book, inkjet print

This work uses the metaphorical qualities of driftwood, something that is in a constant state of flux, guided by tidal forces and currents which are out of its control but shape its movements and form. Using found driftwood the work is constructed into the form of a balance scale, using weight and balance itself to construct the form. On one side of this ‘scale’ there is a piece of volcanic rock from a lava field representing the constant geological/volcanic activity of the area which ultimately helps to generate scientific understanding but also tourism and industrial energy. On the other side is a sheep skull. Sheep farming is the biggest industry in Iceland and it is one that is passed down through generations, the shear amount of grazing sheep in the mountains and valleys of this country ultimately has an effect on the land, this being the reduced amount of plants and trees being allowed to grow. However, sheep farming is a way of life for many people in Iceland and is a major part of their culture. The work is aiming to depict major aspects of Icelandic culture to show how they aim to find balance within the natural world, where industries can survive alongside tradition and natural systems

[Artist in Residence] Listhus, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland


[アーティスト・イン・レジデンス]Listhus, Ólafsfjörður, アイスランド

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