Inkjet prints on paper and fabric, salt, carpet underlay, car parts, driftwood, MDF, wood, sand, paint, foam, Icelandic sheep's wool, bird poop
My own romantic view of Iceland comes in and out of focus as I analyze a personal fascination with this country through other’s experiences. There are those who initially settled the island looking for certain freedoms; inhabitants who then moved on for something else; and those who returned again and again, as visitors, as if they were trying to remember a dream. I am interested in the monomythic qualities of these journeys as a structure that qualifies them as being fundamentally the same.
Paradise Reclaimed uses the value of material to tell a story on a path through time and space. Independent elements employ visual and physical cues that unify the installation into an ever-unfolding constellation of connections between Iceland and America, the sacred and the profane, the ordinary world and the holy land.