Living away from my home country, I have been overwhelmed with home-sickness for decades. Missing my family, my native tongue and familiar surroundings took a toll on my daily life. It has taken me a long, long time to work my way past these feelings and allow myself to be in the moment wherever I am. However, Iceland is vivid in my mind and I find that I turn to the beauty and ruggedness of its nature in my art.
The images were printed at Zea Mays Printmaking Studio, Florence, Massachusetts by the artist in 2019. This unique book and portfolio case are created from photographs by the artist, printed with polymergravure technique on Revere Fine Art paper.
20 prints using polymergravure and monotype method.
Prints are adhered to black card stock and connected with black satin ribbon allowing the piece to fold as an accordion in either direction. The piece is reversible with 10 images on either side.
The clam shell box is built using black hand-made paper, clad with a polymergavure printed cover. Black satin ribbons are added as tabs to lift lid and accordion piece out of the box. Title of the piece is on the inside of the lid and appears as the box opens. Colophon is placed underneath the accordion piece.