Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir

July 1, 2014 - March 14, 2016 - City of Orlando Sculpture Plaza

Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir is an Icelandic artist who has used the human form as her main means of expression throughout her career. She works with reliefs and free standing sculpture in various materials such as cast iron, aluminum, plaster, glass and concrete. Horizons is an installation that encompasses 12 life-sized cast iron androgynous figures, each embedded with horizontal lines of glass. The rough surface of these sculptures echoes the texture of the tree trunks, while bands of transparent glass allow the daylight to show through their lean bodies. The use of iron, which ages and weathers to develop a patina over time, connects the work to its natural environment. The figures stand precariously in the City of Orlando Sculpture Plaza allowing the visitor to explore and interact with the sculptures one on one.

Thórarinsdóttir has done numerous commissions both for specific indoor spaces as well as outdoor works and monuments. She has been working professionally for over 30 years and has exhibited widely in Europe, Japan, USA and Australia. Her works are in private, public and corporate collections worldwide. She currently lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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