Icelandic Summer Garden 1
Icelandic Summer Garden 2
Icelandic Summer Garden 3
Icelandic Summer Garden 4
Icelandic Summer Garden 5
Icelandic Summer Garden 6
Icelandic Summer Garden Photographs, 2023
I am interested in the way the garden becomes a space for growth, renewal and transformation. I have memories from childhood of going outside into the garden by myself early in the morning. This series of photographs are composed of ceramic pieces situated in the Icelandic landscape. The forms are alone and peaceful and become a stand-in for a figure or for myself. I worked on another series of photos (Icelandic Garden) in the winter of 2011 when I was an artist in residence at SIM Residency Iceland. I returned to Iceland during the summer of 2023 and completed this series of photos.
The ceramic sculptures were inspired by the culture, weather and landscape of Iceland. There is a strong tradition of Icelandic folklore.