Media: Painting (Soil and Gouache on Linen or Paper)

Iceland 2018

While in residence at the Hafnarborg Fine Arts Museum in Iceland, I investigated soil imprint on paper and linen. I conducted specific research trips to the Reykjadalur Valley, around Mt. Hengill, an active volcano 120,000 years ago and now extinct. She worked at Klambragil Canyon, where she found geothermal mud pools boiling above 100 degrees Celsius.

The series of small paintings were made from materials extracted directly from the ground. In some of her works in this series, I used gouache and made evident the "islands" between cracks, created during the process of cooling the material on the support.