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Young Dutch Artists Inspired by Iceland Eruption

The volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull in April-May inspired a group of young Dutch artists to make a book documenting the eruption and its effects, entitled Het Vulkanen Boek.


From the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The book’s representatives handed the first copy to Ísólfur Gylfi Pálmason, the district commissioner of Rangárthing eystra, on Sunday, Morgunbladid reports.

“The volcanic eruption appears to be opening up various opportunities despite many unsolved problems,” Pálmason commented.

The book, which is issued by Today Designer, contains photographs, sketches and accounts of the natural disaster, which brought air traffic in Europe to a standstill.

The cover and parts of the pages inside the book are printed with ash from Eyjafjallajökull. The Dutch artists intend to use more ash in their creations and so Pálmason provided them with more of the material.

Pálmason said there is significant interest for Iceland in the Netherlands. “In the end it seems as if the eruption had its advantages. There is a lot of interest in Rangárthing eystra and Eyjafjallajökull and we intend to take advantage of that.”

Click here to read about another product inspired by Eyjafjallajökull.

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