On Friday I flew from Reykjavik to Egilsstadir in the East of Iceland. From there I caught the bus to Seydisfjordur, which is a beautiful and remote port town with a big community of artists.
I am based at Skaftfell in Seydisfjordur for 10 days doing a research residency. During the residency I will be exploring the area around Skaftfell and gathering as much research on the geography as possible. I will be walking, drawing, making maps and taking photos. I am thinking of making a book about my time at the residency.
So far the sun has been shining and the snow is melting, making it a lot easier to get around and revealing different colours and textures in the landscape. I have also been meeting the other artists currently taking part in the residency at Skaftfell: Alexandra Ross, Halina Kleim, David Allen and Francesco Bertele.