I have always been intrigued by geography and meteorology. The two are not separate as one can influence the other depending on the confluence of events. The Earth was formed due to a perfect confluence of events and voila, here we are! Yet, billions of millennia later, there are still remnants of The Beginning that influence our lives today.
It is important to approach life in an archeological manner as to merely scratch the surface will leave one in a more clouded position than before. There is too much out there to investigate and understand as our survival as a civilized species depends on intellectual exercise.
A current exhibit by contemporary artist, Katrina
at the Blaffer
Our natural environments
affect us all; it makes us unique and complex.
Consisting of installations, photographs,
sculptures and drawings, A Thing Called
(Icelandic hallucination myth), is the result of
These natural phenomena are infused within the art of contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson. His post-Earthworks/atmosphericadts installations for major international museums such as The Mediated Motion for Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2001 and The Weather Project for Tate Modern, 2003-04, established him as a unique artist- Impressionism in 3-D- and Olafur’s recent 2007 Joan Miro award is well earned. It will be an artistic exercise to view his upcoming 2007 retrospective, Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson. Academia survives!
I am reminded of my college years, when I
first became acquainted with the Icelandic group, The
Sugarcubes. Headed by the sublime beauty
of Bjork., her voice and style that
permeated Life’s Too Good, 1988, was as if she was an
ancient sprit released from the subterranean ridge to the world. In her
visceral discography, Debut, 1993, Post, 1995, Homogenic, 1997, Vesperine, 2001, Medulla, 2004 and
To have experienced the birth, growth and
evolution of Bjork is just a microcosm of how