Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I will be spending two months in Iceland this winter at the Nes Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, a small rural village (population approximately 500+) on the northwestern coast. 
My residency is November and December so there won't be much daylight but hopefully lots of Northern Lights. It will be fascinating to be there at this time--so very different from anything I have experienced and I look forward to the strangeness. 

I will be embroidering during my residency. I have been wanting to devote more focused time on stitching for a few years now and will spend the first month working on a large canvas for the wall instead of metalwork. My embroidery tends to be small scale similar to the size of my jewelry and I want to challenge myself to go big. Then in the second month I will work on jewelry and combine embroidery with metal, working with minimal tools and materials. I am excited to see how the lack of light and the landscape affects my work.

Thanks for reading.


Lisette said...

god, what a fantastic opportunity! so excited for you. Iceland sounds like the perfect place to focus on stitching and let your environment inspire you!

Amy Tavern said...

I know! I am so excited! I've been fascinated with that country for a long time. I wish I could be there sooner.

Adrienne M. Grafton said... amazing. i look forward to reading your updates while you are there!

Roni Gross said...

Hi Amy - I have a friend who just did a residency in Iceland - I can put you in contact with her if you would like to hear about it - she's a poet

Amy Tavern said...

Thank you, Adrienne!

Roni, send me an email - I wonder if she was at Nes?