Finally finished my piece which I have titled ‘Landslag’, the Icelandic word for landscape.
Inspired by the continuing changeable and contrasting landscape that appeared to go on forever. It depicts all the colours of the landscape I experienced from the black sand, rocks, sea, hot spring mud pools, glacial waters, snow, waterfalls, lava fields, lichen and mountains.
Made form Icelandic wool and mixed threads wrapped, embroidered and stitched together and will become a wall hanging as soon as I have the backing attachments in place.
It’s been over a year ago now that I spent a wonderful 5 weeks in Iceland 4 of which were spent at the Textile Center in Blonduos on the art residency. https://www.textilmidstod.is/en During the last few months, due to the pandemic, I have had the chance to spend time developing some of the work I started on the residency and have just started on the next piece which will continue on the same theme. I’m not sure exactly how it will turn out but I’m thinking it will be stitched onto 3 canvas’s. I will post another blog when it’s in further progress.