Iceland Collages

These collages were made in two locations, a lava field in remote western Iceland and at my studio in Lincoln, NE. These locations are visibly different, but both share cultural norms formed by life in sparsely populated spaces and dramatically changing weather. Travel and location restrictions limited the scale and permanence of my material production while in Iceland; as such, the elements of these collages went through significant physical changes that were often determined more by environmental circumstance than artistic choice. In this sense, my collages make a visual record landscape, but also examine how environmental forces shape culture.

Landslag, 2015.  Gouache, acrylic, salt, and paper collage.  15 x 18"  (private collection)

Crevasse, 2015.  Gouache, acrylic, salt, and paper collage.  15 x 18" (private collection)
Romancing the Stone, 2015.  Gouache, acrylic, and paper collage.  15 x 18"  
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Imagining Langjokull, 2015.  Gouache, acrylic, salt, and paper collage.  15 x 18"  

Chasing Ice, 2015.  Gouache, acrylic, and paper collage.  15 x 18"  

Collages in space, Fljotstunga, Iceland, 2015.
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