In 2013, while visiting Iceland, I fell in love with nature. I’m a visual artist and, at the time, I had begun to feel that the direction of my work was calling out for change. I needed to focus my attention on my studio work, so I applied for visual art residencies in the US and abroad. Gullkistan in South Iceland was the first one to offer me an artist-in-residence position, so I leaped.
I have lived in Philadelphia all of my adult life. I never wondered about the state of my relationship with nature. Never felt on a conscious level that anything was missing. But love crept in while I was simply, quietly being present in nature, far from home, in solitude and silence.Read More