I came across this intalation work by Högni Valur Högnason from Reykjavik, a Icelandic based artist and just thought WOW, they definatly achieve that ‘Ooziness’ of mortality and bodyness that we all have and is gently seeping away day after day…
“To die will be an awfully big adventure is the overwriting of my final project from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. This project is about deaths in our life. It consist of three pieces. The first one is about childish innocence, second one is about love and third one about death it self.
The idea is that we are supposed to remember the adventures we went through and keep these things close to us while going forward to the next adventure.
I wanted to paint the objects black to and have paint dripping of them to make them look beautiful but unusable. The black color represents death and the paint drippings that they have been slain.
The sentences “To die will be an awfully big adventure” was said by Peter Pan after he had saved Vanda and she was trying to stop him from going back and kill Captain Hook.
I made each subject personal. It was shown at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts B.A. final show in one of the biggest gallery in Iceland Kjarvalsstaðir.”
Beautiful work by Högni Valur Högnason from Reykjavik, Iceland: