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Public Art Project

The aim of the Public Art Project is to establish an artwalk that allows both the local community and tourists to explore and engage with artists’ work in a more informal setting, away from the confines of a traditional gallery experience. This initiative seeks to create a space where people can discover and interact with public art, fostering a deeper connection between the audience and the artists’ creations. These art-walks offer an opportunity for visitors to discover a series of artworks crafted by NES Artists in Residence. By providing this cultural activity, we can enrich the experience for tourists while minimizing the need for additional staff. This approach aligns with the concept of slow tourism, generating a more immersive and meaningful exploration

Project 1 marks the inaugural public art installation in the 5-year plan to enhance Skagaströnd’s public art landscape. The chosen artist for 2024 is Adam Eddy, presenting his Turf House Camera Obscura Let Your Eyes Adjust.


Adam Eddy is an American interdisciplinary artist based in the south. His work ranges from painting and sculpture to computer graphics and immersive technology. He received his MFA in painting and drawing from Boston University in 2016 and taught in the Studio Art department at the College of Charleston until 2020. Then in 2022, he received an MFA in Creative Technologies at Virginia Tech where he also taught digital art. From 2022-2024, Eddy was an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Columbia College in South Carolina. He is now an Assistant Professor of Painting at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Eddy’s work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions at national and international venues such as the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, Gibbes Museum of Art, Crossing Collective, Moss Arts Center, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Redux Contemporary Art Center, QIPO fair, and Able Baker Contemporary among others. This will be Eddy’s second public sculpture commission and will build on his long standing interest in camera obscura and his love for the landscapes and traditions of Iceland.

Adam Eddy’s work explores the porous boundary between ourselves and others, organic and mechanical sentience, animals and humans, past and future, the dead and the living. The artificial dichotomies constructed in our minds hide the interconnectedness of things. Animacy and inanimacy are grammatical and semantic ideas that can be stretched, distorted, and contradicted. How can we die when the earth is made of our flesh? How can we be born when our bones have been growing here the whole time? Eddy’s aim is to challenge individuality, exceptionalism, and the social hierarchies that isolate us. You can see more of Adam’s work at This project is supported by Sveitarfélagið Skagaströnd and Samtök sveitarfélaga á Norðurlandi vestra.