tHERE IS SELDOM A SINGLE WAVE

 

Ólafsfjörður drawn -Listhús residency

Sjaldan er ein báran stök

/There is seldom a single wave/

In the spring of 2015, Leya hitchhiked across Iceland with an awkwardly large roll of paper. Eventually she found her way to the Listhús Artist Residency in the small fishing village of Ólafsfjörður. Tucked away in a snowy fjord she bathed in the luxurious privilege of an abundance of time, frozen foods and geothermal heat. Following a methodical routine, she filled the 24ft roll of paper with an intricate web of intuitive freehand drawing. 

These monochromatic drawings swim out into the waters of multiplicity and cyclical movement. They are obsessive mark meditations that tap into the intertwined and mutually engaged undercurrents of natural processes. Things most often obscured by the daily drudgery of the standard western grind. 

w/ Listhús Artspace & FiftyFifty Artist Collective

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