MARIETTE ROODENBURG: Baer With Me/The Cloud & the Mountain
Both series of Mariette Roodenburg’s photographs were taken in a small, remote area in Northern Iceland, not far from the Arctic Circle. It is an exceptional place with large skies, roaring seas, thunderous clouds and fog-smoking mountains, with the Baer Art Center as its central point and its radius a days-walk long. “As an artist-in-residence of the Baer Art Center in the summer of 2015, I watched the sun rise and set in the north, or not set at all; I lived through days without end and nights without darkness; I watched the light set the land on fire and the clouds throw heavy shadows on the fields,” says Mariette Roodenburg.
Both Baer with Me and The Cloud and the Mountain reflect Roodenburg’s dialogue with this unusual place.
Born in Curaçao, raised in The Netherlands and a Canadian resident since 2003, Mariëtte Roodenburg has always lived on the edge of land and sea. She studied photography at the Academy Amsterdam-Fotogram in the Netherlands. Prior to becoming a full time photographer, she worked in finance in Europe and South East Asia and launched Anderson gallery of contemporary photography in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia which she ran from 2003 until 2015. Her photographic work has been exhibited in The Netherlands, Germany, the United States and Canada.