MARINA REES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Series of drawings made in Skjálfandi bay's water, North Iceland. Skjálfandi means "trembling", name referencing the local seismic activity. This energy, combined with the movements of the sea were an inspiration for this series of works. Only just 50 km from the arctic circle, the overwhelming and raw northern environment has become a key element in this practice.


Various techniques were explored, such as wetting the paper in the sea and then drawing on it, or dropping ink on submerged paper in the sea, or wetting the paper in the sea, and with added salt baking the paper. Thus the sea is organically creating movement, texture and shape on the paper. In a way, the sea is also depicting itself, showing its identity through its movements and its salty nature.