Sketches from Iceland

Any attempts to compete with the grandiosity of this landscape was futile at best, so I focused on making simple charcoal and acrylic sketches - influenced by the rich earthy colors of this varied environment. And because of the ubiquitous presence of the Icelandic wool, and my love of all things fiber, I drew the crimped and twisting lines of the textured yarn found in craft shops and supermarkets alike. I bundled, braided, knitted and twisted the yarns, then unraveled and sketched the beautiful lines the yarn made when relieved of their confinement.

 Acrylic and graphite on paper - 10" x 10"  2012 ©Amy Guion Clay

Acrylic and graphite on paper - 10" x 10"  2012 ©Amy Guion Clay

 Acrylic and graphite on paper - 10" x 10"  2012 ©Amy Guion Clay

Acrylic and graphite on paper - 10" x 10"  2012 ©Amy Guion Clay

 Acrylic and graphite on paper - 10" x 10"  2012 ©Amy Guion Clay

Acrylic and graphite on paper - 10" x 10"  2012 ©Amy Guion Clay

 Acrylic and charcoal on paper - 10" x 10"  2012 ©Amy Guion Clay

Acrylic and charcoal on paper - 10" x 10"  2012 ©Amy Guion Clay

 Acrylic and graphite on paper - 10" x 10"  2012 ©Amy Guion Clay

Acrylic and graphite on paper - 10" x 10"  2012 ©Amy Guion Clay