2020-12-18

Veiðivötn Crater Lakes – Highlands │ Iceland Landscape

Documenting Iceland

by: Rafn Sig,-

English below

Sólfarið er óður til sólarinnar og felur í sér fyrirheit um ónumið land, von, leit, framþróun og frelsi.

Það er algengur misskilningur að Sólfarið sé víkingaskip og ekkert óeðlilegt að erlendir ferðamenn haldi það líka — enda eru víkingarnir þeim oft ofarlega í huga þegar þeir heimsækja og skoða Ísland.

Jón Gunnar var orðinn mjög veikur þegar hafist var handa við stækkun og smíði Sólfarsins og lést hann í apríl 1989. Sá sem ekki veit betur heldur að verkið hafi orðið til á þessu tímabili og ímyndar sér að það tengist hugleiðingum Jóns Gunnars um dauðann — að Sólfarið flytji sálir í ríki dauðans en það er alrangt. Hugsunin er falleg út af fyrir sig en hún er ekki í samræmi við hugmyndafræði Jóns Gunnars. Sólfarið er draumbátur, óður til sólarinnar og felur í sér von og birtu.

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The Sun Voyager is an ode to the Sunand and includes the promise of undeveloped land, hope, search, progress and freedom.

It is a common misconception that The Sun Voyager is a Viking ship and it is not unusual for foreign tourists to think so too – as the Vikings are often high on their minds when they visit and explore Iceland.

Jón Gunnar had become very ill when work began on the expansion and construction of Sólfar and he died in April 1989. Anyone who does not know better than that the work was created during this period and imagines that it is related to Jón Gunnar’s reflections on death – that Sólfarið move . . . all the info at: https://www.patreon.com/RafnSig

 

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