Reykjavik, or Akureyri? An Artistic Puzzle.

In Akureyri, the sculpture catches the sky.

Granted, the sky is falling, but still. In Reykjavik, however, the catchers are caught by the light. Granted, the light is an artifice, but still.

Somehow, it is the same impulse, one that Icelanders have been walking in circles around for 1100 years, as they try to figure it out. Out on Snæfellsnes, one just gives up and leaves it as an open gesture…

…while on Vesturgata in Reykjavik, one tries to shelter from the cold of that gesture and ignore the frostbite on the nose.

These are deep mysteries. One can only rejoice at the courage with which they are met!

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