Friday, March 13, 2009

Rust Creature in Captivity

In November, some friends and I discovered a beach on Snaefellsnes peninsula littered with rusted metal parts.

A few weeks ago I returned to the site with my trusted assistant Greg with the goal of creating a monster from the rubbish. These are the results.

More Projects

These are a few smaller projects that I've been working on.

Tire tread paint roller

Wooden pins

Winged moss rocks (the moss is taking its sweet time to grow, as expected)

Rock Pile

This piece was created for a show called ipseity - abeyance that took place in February at the Nordic House in Reykjavik. The show looked at the identity of Reykjavik since the financial collapse.

This rock pile is on the verge of destruction. Anyone who has built such a structure understands the feeling of panic that accompanies the sight of its forewarning bow, as if bidding its farewell. After the immediate realization of all that seemingly wasted time and effort passes, thoughts of what went wrong and how to avoid the same mistakes next time flood into mind.