Brian Cheung
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Northbound

Thoughts, photos and anecdotes from my travels through Norway, Scotland and Finland.

Acclimatising

Regardless of wherever I've been before, there still needs to be time to acclimatise to the here and the now. As I may have intimated in the previous post, this place is truly incredible. As with all the residencies I apply to and aim for, the common theme is isolation and remoteness. The site here is about as remote as they come, while not resorting to something harsher and more primitive. 

I worry that I'm comparing too much to Iceland and Queenstown. Of course it's not a good idea to veer too far away from my regular/established style, but I also don't want to create the same work in every location. If that becomes the case then what would be the point of coming out to these residencies in the first place? With the much tighter timeframe here, I also wanted to jump straight into working, and not waste time wallowing in my own thoughts and fears. But if my initial sketches are anything to go by, that might not have been a great idea. I scrapped my first few drawings but I think I'm closer to embarking on something more definitive here, or at least the start of something...