K. M. Ehrenfeldt


Iona-Stirrings Image



16" x 12"

Archival pigment print

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Statement for Iona—Stirrings

Placing the light pattern of my installation Inside Void: Become into this space of the chapel at Iona’s nunnery was a natural merger and helps to evoke the feeling of inner refinement and mystery I felt there. In the quietude of this ruin, with its graceful vaulted ceiling and intimate scale, it felt feminine and focused. Intended to be a sacred space for a very few, the large Abbey down the road held the masses, this place served the women’s needs. Iona is a small jewel of an island in the inner Hebrides, the west coast of Scotland, that has been a pilgrimage site for thousands of years, and still is. I always feel at home there, and have traced its contours like the palm of my hand.

K. M. Ehrenfeldt 1/3/2013