Growing up in Iceland has had an immense effect on Edda’s sense of visual delight, color and form. The landscape of mountains, waterfalls and rivers, lakes, flat lands, volcanoes, glaciers and black sand. Few trees allow unobstructed horizon views far and wide. Edda finds that she draws on these visual memories in her art.
The forms, the colors, the vastness of the horizon; the unobstructed view as far as the eye can see, gives me a sense of freedom and a deepening breath.
Color of the landscape is directly tied to the weather. An island in the north Atlantic Ocean is subject to multiple weather situations which closely affects the color of the landscape. The sky is big. The clouds are dramatic. The sky can be deeply gray or brightly blue. Ocean, mountains, lakes and grassy fields can be vibrant with a clear sky or dreamlike in darker, rainy weather. Ever changing light enhances or diminishes the colors and forms of the mountains, cliffs, fields and rocks.
My monotype works attempt to enhance the mood of the landscape and nature and to bring out the character of the horizon views, creating foreground and distance. It can be said that she is somewhat obsessed with the horizon!
The photopolymer intaglio prints focus on close-ups of rock formation in the nature of Iceland. Volcanic rock form with many spectacular geological features is mostly basalt, dark grey or black. In some areas a columnar structure of rocks can be seen, formed by solidification of magma. The outer surface of these rocks shows endless patterns and marks through millions of years of weathering.