The count down begins. Thirty one days until I leave for the most exciting opportunity I have encountered yet. I have been selected as Artist in Residence at Listhús in Ólafsfjördur of Fjallabyggð, North Iceland. I will be spending the entire month of March surrounded by the frozen Icelandic landscape and documenting my reactions to it. This is my first self directed residency and I cannot think of a more amazing place to be doing it. Honestly, have you seen pictures of Iceland?! I cant sleep I am so excited.
The amazing adventure continues as from Iceland I have been awarded another residency at the Arteles Creative Center in Haukijärvi, part of the countryside city of Hämeenkyrö, Finland for the month of April. There I will have the opportunity to collaborate with a number of international artists in the Finnish country side AND enjoy a traditional Finnish sauna!
The most wonderful part of all of this? Support from the City of Calgary and the Calgary Arts Development. They have been generous enough to invest in my career by providing funding through the Artist Opportunity Grant. A big thank you again to the Calgary Arts Development for your generous support.
Coming up next...................... Elf hunting, Northern lights and saunas............