Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Artistic Windows of Iceland Part 2

The windows of Iceland are for neither looking in nor looking out, but for display of earthly objects in the light of the sun, which makes them sacred: talismans, spells, and prayers. It is an exquisite and complex art form, quite separate from the 1960s New York art that saturates the Harbour Gallery (and which is also beautiful.) In their windows, the people speak; in their galleries, they create a window for the world, based on this style.

Tomorrow, let’s go for a gallery tour.

Farming and Identity

Bervirkurhraun

Iceland was built as much on the experience of farms open to the Atlantic like the one above, and the one below.

Hofdabrekkaheiði

One is still farmed, but to experience Iceland you will need to see them, first, as the same farm, and lose the idea that a farm is something you own. There are no princes here.

Farming is universal. How you farm is the question, but a question you should ask of the land.

It owns you.
Once you’ve accepted that, you can get on with the real work.

What a conversation you can have!