I have two pieces of art work on display outside this summer. Both are affected by forces of nature.
The one in the exhibition "Under the clear sky" in Reykjavik is affected by the weather. The one in Finland is affected by the weather in the sense that it has been warm with occasional rainfall and the vegetation is growing real fast. If you look at my earlier post about exhibitions this summer you can see images of the two works looking different at earlier stage.
The warp of fate has been torn apart by the rain and the storm in Reykjavik a couple of days ago. Can we affect fate? And the question also is should I affect fate by going to Urðastígur and replace the threads in the warp? What do you think?
The great "Last goat of Iceland" in "Muu maa" at Haihatus, Joutsa in Finland is affected by the growth of plants in the meadow it is lying on. If the grass and flowering plants are left unattended they might suffocate the goat and it will disappear. This great goat represents the Icelandic goat race that is about 850 goats now and is and endangered species.
Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.