Fjöll, which means 'mountains' in Icelandic, is an abstract Icelandic landscape.
This commissioned piece combines a number of Icelandic landscape elements, including mountainous plateaus, flowing glaciers, the dark shale rock that is common on the coasts, and the bright greens that characterize Icelandic grasses. The trees are birch, which are the most common trees in forested areas of Iceland. Their upside-down presentation represents the threat that Iceland's forests are under due to deforestation for construction logging. The structural geometric elements are reminiscent of the angular trends that define Icelandic architecture, and the penciled structure on top of the faded green mountain in the right corner was inspired by the Harpa Music Hall - one of Iceland's most iconic architectural elements.
Watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pencil and ink on Arches 300 lb cold-pressed paper
Original (SOLD) - 22" x 18"
Prints - 20" x 16", 14" x 11"