Listamaður Grafíkvina 2019

“Graphic Friends” (Grafíkvinir) was established to support printmaking in Iceland. Each year, one artist is chosen to create an edition which is then sold to Graphic Friends for a very reasonable rate. Proceeds go to the Icelandic Printmakers Association.

Earth Portraits / Andlit Jarðar

The landscape, similar to a human subject, is always changing and is hard to pin down in a moment. Weather conditions, seasons, lighting, natural forces and human interference all have an effect on what is perceived. Add to the mix access, point of view, types of equipment used in capture, films, and format. Then comes choice of chemicals and length of development time. The film may be scratched, pushed, pulled, scanned and manipulated, much like the body when attempting to face nature. The process of depiction mimics the effect of time on the landscape. Paper is chosen and the image is coaxed out in a bath of colors, chemicals, light and time. Several times. The final result becomes more than a single snapshot.