Released Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Disguise, by Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir.
15% of the sale of this print goes to Médecins Sans Frontières.
Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir graduated from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts in 2006. She has taken part in several art exhibitions in Iceland, Europe, and America, and had her first solo show at the Reykjavík Art Museum last year. She has made music videos and designed album covers for bands such as Múm, Seabear and Sin Fang Bous and produced video installations for their concerts. Ingibjörg is currently living in Iceland.
About the print:
This is a collage I made after I had been watching too much of Poirot, a British television show about a Belgian detective in the 1920s. The print is just a little thought about appearances and identity.
This is a digital print on acid free, Neenah uncoated matte 100lb cover paper that is 80% recycled. It was digitally signed by the artist and was numbered by The Working Proof.
What has inspired you recently?
My daughter and my old math books.
Why did you choose to pair Médecins Sans Frontières with your print?
I chose to pair my print with Doctors without Borders simply out of admiration for their work.
How have you seen art transform the world around you?
Just last week my sister, Lilja Birgisdóttir, organized this amazing ship horn performance where the captains of six ships blew their horns on her command. You could hear the horn music all over the city!
If you could pick one artist to mentor you, who would it be?
I would pick Tom Friedman because he is so clever.
Who are some artists you think people should know about?
Sigriður Níelsdóttir is an 80-year-old Icelandic musician and artist. She started making music at the age of 70 and has released 53 albums. She also makes really nice drawings and collages. It is never to late to start doing what you love!