Iceland Surfaces

In contemplating my travels in Iceland, I looked through the anachronistic lens of the whale and herring industry present in Iceland's many coastal towns. I took these ideas and filtered them through the stories in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Critic Alvin Newton’s discourse on the unique use of language in Moby Dick reminded me of the Icelandic landscape …

… the awareness that action and condition, movement and stasis, object and idea, are but surface aspects of one underlying reality.

The directness of the experience, of wind and weather, of the colors in the landscape have informed the making of this book.

  • 96 pages, 8⅜" x 10½"
  • Printed on heavyweight and luxurious Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper
  • Hand-bound by the artist.
  • Unique Edition © 2021
† Arvin, Newton. Herman Melville. Viking Press, 1957. p.165.