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Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir

Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir Woodworker
Contact
Icelandic, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 16:00
Phone:
+354 6941035
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Free as a bird

  • • Myrra is inspired by the freedom of birds in flight
  • • She uses mostly recycled materials
  • • She loves the quiet, contemplative atmosphere in the studio

Roughly translated, Fjaðrafok means 'flight of feathers'. Much like a bird gathering materials to build its nest, Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir gathers materials to create her art. She uses mostly recycled or upcycled elements and it is important to her that her work is eco-friendly. She comically describes her materials as crawling out of a trash can and mixing with her imagination. She transforms the hard, static material of wood into wings that are full of movement. By layering thin strips of veneer, she creates the illusion of flight. She started learning this construction by herself with no training, admitting that her first try looked more like a scarecrow than a raven. From these rough beginnings she worked towards achieving beauty and balance in her craft.

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Works

  • © Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir
  • © Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir
  • © Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir
  • © Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir
  • © Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir
Photo: © Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir
Valkyrja XL

These wooden wings, made of upcycled and salvaged pine and mahogany, are meant to be mounted on a wall.

Height 70 cm
Width 110 cm

Photo: © Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir
Valkyrja

These wooden wings, made of upcycled and salvaged pine and walnut, are meant to be mounted on a wall.

Height 42 cm
Width 75 cm

Photo: © Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir
Valkyrja XL

These wooden wings, made of upcycled and salvaged pine and walnut, are meant to be mounted on a wall.

Height 70 cm
Width 110 cm

Photo: © Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir
Vargur / black on black

These wooden wings, made of upcycled and salvaged pine and mahogany, are meant to be mounted on a wall.

Height 40 cm
Width 35 cm

Photo: © Myrra Rós Þrastardóttir
Vargur / white on walnut

These wooden wings, made of upcycled and salvaged pine and walnut, are meant to be mounted on a wall.

Height 40 cm
Width 35 cm

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