Hafnarborg Museum, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland Artist ResidencyOrigins Series

During February 2018 I had the opportunity to explore the harbor town of Hafnarfjordur, Iceland. My artist residency fellowship with the Hafnarborg museum was an immersive experience. I enjoyed quiet hours in my temporary studio and spent time making over two dozen monotypes.

The fickle February weather was everything I could have dreamed of and more. Winter storms gusts rattled my windows, and sheets rain relentlessly poured from the heavy grey skies. No matter the weather, each day I took a walk around the harbor feeding my senses with fresh sea air, tasting snow on my tongue, and filling my eyes with a palate of winter colors.

A new series of work was completed during the month titled, Origins. What began early on as a study of laced-edged frozen water hugging the lava stones evolved into a series of monotypes made with warmed pigmented beeswax.

Origins Series Prints
Monotypes are 13″x 20″, 1/1, encaustic on Rives lightweight paper
Lucky Break and Hard Frost are 19″x 26″, 1/1, encaustic, watercolor and mixed media