Litli-Hrútur Volcano

Posted on: September 7, 2023
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Shortly after I arrived at SM residency in Reykjavik, Iceland in July 2023, there were several earthquakes. These quakes set the way for a volcanic eruption at the small mountain Litli-Hrtur. I visited the volcano site twice during my residency while researching and documenting systems of movement and concepts related to presence.

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Artist Statement:

My work draws from personal experiences and focused research to explore relationships between remote environmental systems. I aim to create unique assemblages that emphasize the movement and flow of interacting forces within nature and technology. Sculpture, photography, and film are used to manipulate the movement of materials as they mesh together creating potential for transformative change. Given the current environmental crisis my research takes on added significance as it underscores the need for greater ecological awareness and balance.