When Árni Páll Shot a Ptarmigan With a Flare Gun

A permanent drawing made with concrete slabs in the landscape.
Dimensions 35 meters
Árni Páll Jóhannsson’s Sculpture Park, Hólmatjörn, South Iceland

The tracing of a movement becomes a drawing. The starting point is the
visualisation of a story told to me by the late artist Árni Páll Jóhannsson, the
founder of the Hólmatjörn Sculpture Park. Árni Páll was hunting for ptarmigan,
and just when he had run out of shells he saw a bird flying up. He had a flare gun
with him in case he got lost, and shot after the bird with that. The flare made a
crazy path through the air, and then hit the ptarmigan on the head.

The work is made as a real track, that can be walked on.
Árni Páll died in the spring of 2021.