Two weeks ago my friend Catherine, messaged me asking what I was doing the following Friday. She wanted to know if I fancied a trip to Iceland. Never in my life have I been so spontaneous. Booking flights and into a half marathon race 7 days before. Turns out a holiday was exactly what I needed, unknown to me! Anxiety and I have become close friends, so a chance to do nothing but explore, visit all the thermal pools, and race was perfect. I fell in love with all the Reykjavík Street Art, from the colour to the meanings.
Everywhere you turned had something, from a bright wall, to the floor, to a definition.
Things to remember: Life, Healing, Sunlight, Nature.
Harmony and Spirit.
If you follow the paw prints, you end up in the chocolate factory of dreams. Aptly named Omnom chocolate! Be sure to visit the factory and take advantage of sampling some chocolate before purchase!
I loved this piece, the closer and longer you look the more that you see. At first, you notice the rock formation with the clenched fist and then a village below.
Brauð bakery, is an instagram dream. Such bright colours and an easy way to attract attention! Luckily the baked goods live up to the outside! The massive cookies being my personal favourite.
If ever there was some street art based on things I love, it would be the below. Coffee, cake, sailing, wine and seafood. A massive yes! I am going to print the coffee side and frame it for my wall. I also loved the detailing on the the sail boat itself. It reminds me of the spirograph drawings I used to do as a kid.
A glittery bow tree, what’s not to love.
Perfection. Something I constantly put myself under to strive for, which is never attainable or realistic. I loved how this has been added to. Loneliness and pressure stood out to me, pressure in particular. As no one but me demands and puts the pressure on myself to be perfect.
This Days of Gray was my personal favourite piece of Reykjavík Street Art. In my opinion, the blue represents the Northern Lights, whilst the gray itself is the rocks/hills that are so abundant in Iceland. For me, it reminds me of the darkness of depression itself, but equally that days of gray can have moments of clarity.