Bergmál // Echoes
Next to highways and country roads in Iceland lie unobtrusive mounds of gravel, quietly bearing the evidence of road-laying and construction cutting through the landscape.
Carved from nearby mountains and hills and piled unceremoniously in convenient lay-by’s for future road maintenance, the heaps of gravel start to form accidental echoes of the neighbouring mountains and raw landscape.
These small hills of tiny rocks imitate the shape of their former incarnations, creating a dialogue between the industrial and the natural. They unexpectedly highlight the human dependance on natural material for modern living, while serving as a reminder of where it all came from.