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The Colossal Memory
Iceland: Glaciers and Waterfalls (Jökullinn og Foss)

The Colossal Memory is the title for a series of work based on my travels in Iceland (summer 2013). I participated in the Gullkistan Residency for Creative People in Laugarvatn, Iceland.

These pieces are my response to the beauty, power, and structure of water.
Glaciers, lakes and waterfalls (Jökullinn, Lakes, go Foss) become a metaphor for time.

Each water structure offers a differing perception of time: the rapid and powerful speed of waterfalls, the constant currents of drifting lakes, and the dense floating weight of glaciers are all symbolic of how we interpret time.

I am recreating and celebrating these visual events while continuing to push an abstraction that results from trying to capture fleeting movement (time) into a singular illusionistic moment.

Cherish (Foss)
watercolor and graphite on paper
20.5" x 20.5"
2015
Enduring (Foss)
watercolor and graphite on paper
20.5" x 20.5"
2015
$1250
Perfect (Foss)
watercolor and graphite on paper
20.5" x 20.5"
2015
Soar (Foss)
watercolor and graphite on paper
20.5" x 20.5"
2015
$1250
Determined (Foss)
watercolor and graphite on paper
20.5 x 20.5"
2015
$1250
Free (Foss)
watercolor and graphite on paper
20.5" x 20.5"
2015
$1250
Clarity (Foss)
watercolor and graphite on paper
20.5" x 20.5"
2015
Backbone (Foss)
watercolor and graphite on paper
20.5" x 20.5"
2015
Time's Witness (Jökullinn)
Oil on Canvas
50" x 45"
2015
Jökullinn II
gouache, watercolor, and graphite on panel
11" x 10"
2015
$750
Jökullinn I
gouache, watercolor, and graphite on panel
11" x 10"
2015
$750
Foss I
gouache, watercolor, and graphite on panel
11" x 10"
2014
$750
Foss II
gouache, watercolor, and graphite on panel
11" x 10"
2014
$750
Foss IV
gouache, watercolor, and graphite on panel
11" x 10"
2015
$750
Glacier I
graphite on paper
5.5" x 5"
2014
Glacier II
graphite on paper
5.5" x 5"
2014
$200
Glacier III
graphite on paper
5.5" x 5"
2014
$200
Glacier IV
graphite on paper
5.5." x 5"
2014
Waterfall I
graphite on paper
5.5" x 5"
2014
$200
Waterfall II
graphite on paper
5.5." x 5"
2014
$200
Waterfall III
graphite on paper
5.5" x 5"
2014
$200
Waterfall IV
graphite on paper
5.5" x 5"
2014
Drifting
graphite on paper
5.5." x 5"
2014
$200