Earlier this year, for three weeks in March 2019, I lived in a small town on the Eastern coast of Iceland called Seyðisfjörður to participate in an artist residency at Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art. The Printing Matter Residency was an opportunity to work alongside international and local artists to create works on paper, ultimately culminating in artist books and a group exhibition in the local Technical Museum.
This was the first image I printed during the residency. What I consider to be a ‘pure’ litho: just straight crayon drawing. This is one tier of the majestic Hengifoss waterfall that I hiked to with another resident on my first day in Iceland. I think it ended up looking like an illustration that might be found in a book of Nordic fairy tales…