From Reykjavik to Blönduósembroidered quilt, 2020

Made during my recidency at the Icelandic Textile Center in Blönduós, Iceland.

During the first 6 days of my Icelandic experience I was kept isolated due to the Covid pandemic. Stuck in a hotel room in Reykjavik, except from short walks in the neighbourhood, the everyday objects and landmarks surrounding me became important details. I started to embroider images of isolation. When I was released from quarantine I could finally collect memories of Icelandic nature and the surroundings of Blönduós. Later on I put these embroidered images together in a quilt. The quilt became a storyline of my trip to Iceland, starting in isolation and ending in freedom.