The rest is improvisation.
You might as well mix it up, eh.
This makes farming hard. There are even traffic rules for tractors in downtown Reykjavik!!!!!
Well, you can always make some art.
Just try to make a living like that!
Can’t even walk across your field without breaking a hoof.
And the fields are vertical. Tricksy.
Danger in that in summer too. Not enough tourists in the summer in the rain to keep down the grass.
Note to self: bring a weed whacker.
And the artists have gone strange.
Good thing there’s golf!
Well, yeah, the wind’s blowing, but, hey, you know. You can always pretend its not there.
Is it goofing around with a culvert at Grandatorg?
Or goofing around with shop windows on Laugavegur?
Or the painting amusing themselves at Kjarvalstaðir, because everyone has come to lunch with old friends, and the paintings are certainly old friends.
Or some weird kind of planting flowers to give children hope in front of some everybody-comes-to-Iceland-with-spray-cans-now-that-the-building-sites-have-been-abandoned-after-the-financial-meltdown, because what else?
It’s the cigarette tin, right?
No, wait! It’s spilled paint and a stick on a parking lot!
It never ends. Icelanders are a pretty serious looking bunch, even Björk, and they write about gruesome murders and stuff, and their novelists kill off all their heroes and heroines just because, but don’t believe it, because they’re always goofing off, with a straight face. Do you think the horses taught them about this, in those centuries of isolation?
Well, maybe not the straight face part.
It is a wonderful thing that Ásmundar Sveinsson worked with in Reykjavik: to make thoughts for the eye to consider, in the parts of thought independent of the cognitive mind.
Sveinsson’s Troll Woman in Reykjavik
When viewing, remember that a troll is not a creature from fairy tale but any person deeply connected with a place. “Trolls”, in other words, are themselves the body thinking, in the parts of thought independent of the cognitive mind. Sveinsson was so independent that he remains, still, ahead of his time.