In January 2018 I had the immense honor of being a part of the NES artist residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland. Skagaströnd is a town on the north coast of the country, on the east coast of the bay Húnaflói.
Since the first day of my arrival, I was instantly overtaken by the beauty of it's rugged and powerful landscape, crashing ocean waves and glittering snow. Every day the palette changed as the sun hovered over the sea and storms came and passed. I experienced intense winds, beautiful sunsets, and dancing northern lights.
The work inspired by this trip is just beginning and the experience will affect me for years to come. I am pleased to share my initial sketches and impressions from my time in Iceland.
This trip was funded in part by Delaware Division of the Arts.
"At 646 metres high, it is one of the most noteworthy and magnificent mountains in these parts. It is named after a seeress called Þórdís who lived on a farm at the base of the mountain in the 10th century. She's the first person to have lived in Skagaströnd. "
The resident artists and I were able to experience the magnificence of the northern lights several times during our stay in Skagaströnd, Iceland. "The Aurora is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen."