Íris Elva Ólafsdóttir






Steel wire




I love the act of something forming and emerging out of my hands. My way of producing a piece be- gins with me as the leading maker, and gradually becomes a participatory process between material, instinct and imagination. Using the elements of repetition, intuition and abstract drawing, my mind becomes three dimensional, releasing a fictional world that did not exist until it was drawn. The objects are frail, almost weightless and bendable because of the thin and soft material. The black steel lines against a white background question the reality through the viewer’s eye. Resembling an optical illusion and conveying opposites, the objects are drawn yet they are three dimensional, natural yet metaphysical. Dragged out of my thoughts, into the real world, I become a wearable object that can start a life of its own, using the human body as its narrative.