Visual artist Sara Riel will be unveiling her new mural for the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture June 29th at 16:00. Sara describes her style as “automatic drawing,” which means that she didn’t plan her painting process logically and the outcome is rather abstract. However, a lot of piscine and other oceanic elements are recognisable in the different shades of the blue acrylic. Sara considered the painting’s surroundings while working on the mural, which is entitled “Til sjávar” or “Into The Ocean,” and bore in mind using “the same colours as Harpa nearby, which also reflects the ocean’s colours.”
Sara Riel likes to start her day with coffee and cigarettes…
… in the wilderness behind her house
On her way to work
View of the mural with Harpa in the background
Work day starts with a visit to the local paint shop at Borgartún
Waiting for colours to be mixed… with a cup of coffee, of course
Checking colours – Sara relied on acrylic paint.
Will these two tiny buckets of paint be enough?
Everything a painter needs to be happy: Paint, brushes and rollers
This way for an adventure!
She operated the crane herself
“Wait, how to get in…?”
The gloomy weather forecast couldn’t stop Sara from finishing her work within a month
So many shades of blue!
“See you in a bit!” – on her way up
A moment of reflection on the unstable trolley
Applying colour with a paint roller
During the break – a portrait of the artist as a smoking woman
Looks like something is missing
Here we go: the speaker…
…and the right soundrack…
…make refining the edges much more pleasant
Finishing touches to “Til Sjávar”
After work: Is there a better way to recover from wind and rain than a visit to the public pool?