The Figures of Steinunn Thorarinsdottir

Sculpture by Steinunn Thorarinsdottir

 Steinunn Thorarinsdottir is a prolific Icelandic artist whose sculptures can be found all over the world. In the fall, she had a temporary exhibit at Tveir Hrafnar Listhús (Two Ravens Gallery, Reykjavik). In addition to the figures in the gallery, one was placed on the bench in the little park across the street from the main exhibit.  Sculpture by Steinunn Thorarinsdottir You can see more of  Steinunn’s figures around Reykjavik, including “Roots” on Bankastræti (pictured below), “Prospect” on Vesturgata (next to the tourist info center), one on the lawn of the Catholic Cathedral, and “Directions” in Keflavík International Airport.

Sculpture by Steinunn Thorarinsdottir

“…they visualize the alienation and the problems we face in our present age. Thus, they are human in the fullest sense of the word.” -Bera Nordal

“Steinunn uses life casts consciously in her works. She casts alternatively in cast iron, aluminium or cement as well as using clay and glass. Her casts are not made for the purpose of imitating the subject as if making a copy of the original, but rather her method to show the theatrical in art, show the playfulness as such.” -Olafur Gislason

[These photos are unedited, 35mm film shots taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel 2000.]

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