Following the death of my rabbit Pétur in November of 2020 I submitted an application to participate in the Varmahlíð Artists in Residency with a project 'Göt í Lök' (Holes in sheets).

Using fabrics (mostly bedding and sheets) that my pet had thoroughly destroyed I spent two weeks in Hveragerði coming up with ways to use these materials. Give the truly special animal a fitting tribute.

The results ended up being a book-art project, binding books with covers made from damaged sheets.

The 'rabbit holes' mean a couple of things to me, they are his contributions to the work -he may have been a non-human intelligence but I like to think we made this together just like we lived together. The 'holes' in the sheets and pillowcases became to stand in for passages in my mind too, like a literal rabbit hole, where Pétur burrowed his way and left this world to somewhere else.

Pétur was a rabbit, an animal. He was very destructive to property, a force of nature that -like death- and to deal with him (and his absence) I, as a human, could only attempt to mend things and make meaning of it. 


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I dedicate this to Pétur he was a sweet, funny little creature. I loved him very much. And I thank the Varmahlíð Residency with my whole heart for supporting the project.

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