Mountain Lady Lane 2014

social practice: stamps, watercolour, wool and thread on bockingford paper

10.2cm x 15.2cm each

installation photographs H-E-I-M-A, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland


Traversing the many mountains connected to the Seyðisfjörður fjord Heldon and Raffan eventually heard about the locally infamous Mountain Lady Lane, which is renowned for where the viking era Mountain Lady remains were found in 2004. After having spent some wonderful time hiking there and around the small and predominantly frozen lake Vestdalsvatn, they started making small watercolour and hand stitched works on paper which eventually were posted to random unknown Icelandic residents. Unbeknownst to the duo, the regular route that they kept returning to, which inspired the works was Mountain Lady Lane and along with the mysterious Mountain Lady ruins this route was frequented as a postal and trade passage.