Oh yeah, did I mention the artist residency ??! The Gullkistan residency is located in Laugarvatn, a small school village some 90 km east of Reykjavík. It is in an agricultural area, close to some of the most popular touristic sites of Iceland and close to the
highlands. The village of Laugarvatn has 250 inhabitants.
A large part of my interest in a residency at Gullkistan is to collect sounds from various bodies of water around Laugarvatn as well as Jökulsárlón.
I need to seriously study Icelandic! Part of the residency will involve a small exhibit of work created during my stay plus, I intend to ship certain pieces ahead that I feel resonate with the work ahead of me.
Thinking too that I might build a garbage-can kiln the first week of the residency so bisque work, Obvara and dried kelp and moss firings can take place! Speaking of Obvara… I have a batch that’s been sitting for the past 2 days- growing into what I am sure is a super sour dough! 🙂 Tomorrow I plan to fire up a piece I sculpted some time ago to Bisque and dunk away! I will post images of what happens. Maybe I will document the entire ordeal.
Meanwhile, here’s a pic from my last Iceland adventure. Troll mouth. Somewhere along the western shores.