Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Signature Moth Portrait

In July I’ll be embarking on a really exciting adventure - a one month artist residency at Baer Arts Center on the North coast of Iceland, 400km north of Reykjavik on the striking Skagafjour (fjord) .

Baer Arts Center are providing a studio and accommodation, but to make this adventure work financially I think it is the right moment to create a limited edition archival print of a ‘Signature Moth’ portrait and offer 30 prints for sale.

I just wanted to tell you about this since, in the four years I have been working with the moths and screening the resulting video "Papillons de Nuit,"— — this is the first time I have offered one of the portraits. 'The Signature Moth' I have chosen, photographed live on my lighted window in the Santa Cruz Mountains, is beautifully symmetrical.  It feels like Magic happens when such symmetry is recorded—like a perfect moment in time.

The print will be on 13” x 16” (33mm x 45mm) matt archival paper—actual size of the print is 12” x 9” (30.5mm x 23mm), The price will be $100 plus postage.

It is a long held dream to work in Midsummer connecting deeply to land like Iceland –photographing, filming, recording sounds and writing. Part of my creative process is to keep a journal and I plan to post extracts frequently on my blog. If you would like to check in, the blog address, has been set up especially for this new journey. The blog name is 'Diana 2 Iceland and beyond'.

If you would like to support me in this very exciting venture or have contacts who you think would be interested, please email me at and we can discuss the details. I will be setting up a paypal account to make it easier for overseas transactions.

It's very exciting to finally let this first portrait fly !
Thank you so much.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Diana!
    So wonderful to read your first post from the cold country. It sounds fantastic already. I just wish I had fit into your suitcase!!

    Can't wait to hear more. Much love,
    j o h a n n a