Art professor Richard Young currently is in his second month of the NES artist residency in Skagastrond, Iceland, where he is producing new work. The residency is part of his sabbatical research.
Young’s new body of work explores imagery based on geological aspects of Iceland, including the mid-Atlantic ridge, and draws a parallel to the process of grief and recovery. He also traveled to other sites in northern Iceland including Myvatn and Jokulsarglufur (Vatnajokull) National Park in Asbyrgi to document the subglacial eruptive ridge.
He is experimenting with the use of water-based oil painting and collage processes on a variety of paper and wood supports.
The project is supported by the Boise State University Arts and Humanities Institute, Idaho Commission on the Arts, Boise State University College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Art.