Brynhildur Þorgeirsdóttir


The creature welcomes the viewer at the entrance of the Soil chapter. It comes together from different materials – concrete, glass, iron, horsehair– as if made from things forgotten and left on the ground. The work also has a striking shadow, drawn on the wall, which makes the creature look bigger than it actually is.

Brynhildur Þorgeirsdóttir (b. 1955) lives and works in Reykjavík. During her work as an artist over four decades, she has become known for her intense working methods and the unusual combination of sand and glass, turning these materials into mysterious organic figures.

Her works often have a strong connection with historical events and an even stronger connection with nature and the land. She sculpts in the same way as nature itself works its wonders, allowing her work to emerge on its own in ever-surprising ways.

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© Brynhildur Þorgeirsdóttir