Thursday, February 24, 2011

Eszter Burghardt

Eszter Burghardt is a Canadian/Hungarian artist with a passion for Iceland. And who can blame her? After completing a residency in Iceland, she began projects that recreated that epic scenery on a miniature scale.

The first series on her site, Edible Vistas, uses food (such as poppy seeds, coco powder, coffee, milk and chocolate cake crumbs) to recreate the varied and peculiar landscape of remote Iceland.



The second series, Wooly Sagas uses Icelandic wool to similar effect.



I've visited Iceland and found it immensely inspiring. I took over a thousand photos while I was there, but I think Eszter's dioramas recreate the calm and strange beauty of Iceland more convincingly than my snapshots of the real deal.

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