Tag Archives: Ásmundur Sveinsson

The Troll Woman Welcomes the Sun

A troll, like an elf, is not a species of creature, but a description of a relationship to power. There’s lots of it now, as the year rises from a tiny hole in the darkness and begins, slowly, to catch the sun again.

Ásmundar Sveinsson’s Tröllkonan in Reykjavik

I hope the year to come brings you to Iceland. I hope you find something there you never expected but recognize as something you have been seeking for years.

How Iceland Became a Modern Country

Iceland entered modernity with a group of artists who did nothing more or less than express their pre-modern selves in modern forms.isle

Sker and Stampur (?), off Dyrhólaey

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Ásmundur Sveinsson’s “Music of the Ocean, Magnifier”

Icelanders did it themselves, with nothing but their rock in the ocean, in other words with everything that they had. Inspiring.