I’m a massive fan of Iceland even though I’ve never been. Sounds strange, right? I picture it as this magical place with incredible scenery and friendly locals. So when Andrea Krupp got in touch about her upcoming artist residency in the cold north, I couldn’t help but get excited for her. Here are some more details about her trip as well as a link to her Kickstarter campaign (because here at Wanderarti we’re all about supporting artists!).
My travels to Iceland have changed me in a very deep way. It’s amazing how the experience of a certain “place” can do that, as if an inner eye blinks open and the world appears in a different light. Like many artists, I feel a connection to the landscape, the light and the culture of Iceland, and I am exploring this connection in my visual art.
As for last year, I have a Kickstarter campaign in support of my studio residency, called Icelandic Arc. This year my backers will choose from the hand-printed color woodcuts that I will be making in Iceland, as well as paintings. The campaign ends June 20 and editions are limited.
On my Kickstarter page, I have provided links to my two residencies, examples of my recent artwork, and a short video about my residency goals which includes a week of research at the National Library of Iceland. Enjoy!