Spinning on top of a mountain
As you saw from the previous post you can take a rag rug on a hike.
Long before that I had a project going on for a decade that was about taking a spinning wheel on hikes and spin on the top of mountains. The first spinning was on Iceland's tallest peak Hvannadalsnúkur. That was in 1994 I think. Then I did some lower ones. There was no real system that steered my choice. More a feeling, instinct or artistic insight?
Kaldnasi lies in the mountain ridge Helgrindur on the peninsula Snæfellsnes in W-Iceland. I did 7 summits in all and Kaldnasi was the 7th. Somehow I had managed to lose the first images that were on positive film, like all the spinning on mountains images, and they were lost for some years.
Then one day in 2006 I found them at home in my stuff where they were not supposed to be. That I guess how it is with items that gets lost at home.
As I finally had all the 7 summits in my hands I decided: it is now or never! I applied for a gallery, got accepted and threw an exhibition. The exhibition was about mountains in my life. The 7 spun summits, a rag rya piece of art praising the skiing and 3 metal and felt pieces depicting mountain forms and sheep, or more precisely the markings on the ears of the sheep that roam the mountains. There are images of almost all these items on my web.
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Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.