The exhibition “Mikado” by visual artist Anna Gunnarsdóttir opened in the Akureyri town hall yesterday. The artwork on display was inspired by the Japanese game Mikado, where players pick up sticks.
All of the works were made with a shibori technique—an old Japanese technique where patterns are made on fabrics and then colored with indigo, a press release describes.
The fabrics used by Gunnarsdóttir are placed on cardboard cylinders and fastened to the wall. “This is my Mikado game,” the artist said.
Gunnarsdóttir studied textile design in Iceland and Denmark. Her works have been displayed both in Iceland and abroad and she has earned international recognition.