Iceland and Adrift

Adrift, 6x18",MM/P, ©2013

Adrift, 6x18",MM/P, ©2013

Adrift was made shortly after returning from Iceland last March. The geomagnetic storms were at their most active in winter 2013. Iceland, Norway or Alaska were the best viewing options for the Northern Lights, and we chose the wonderful, magical and quirky, Iceland to view them from. We were lucky and did see the Northern Lights 3 out of 8 nights on super jeeps and polar crawlers, but visiting and hiking upon the southern glaciers was equally impressionable.

The Iceland series of artwork focuses on the brilliant blues, blacks and ash covered whites that make up the Icelandic glaciers.

Adrift resonated with me deeply as if I could feel the Mother Earth releasing/calving the iceberg from the glacier into the ocean to drift for around 10 years before its ultimate demise. It was a powerful image capturing the cyclical event of birth, life and death. I can't quite bring myself to part with this one just yet.

Glacier hiking, Iceland

Glacier hiking, Iceland