Helgi Thorgils Fridjónsson
Then God formed man out of clay from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.
Scientists have filled Richard III's skull with clay to see what he might have looked like. One of Richard's descendants, Michael Ibsen, showed up when the reconstruction was unveiled. There was a clear family resemblance between them. Philippa Langley of the BBC was quoted as saying that when she studied the image of Richard's face, he didn't look like a tyrant at all. "He's very handsome," she said.
I have compared ideas with waves in the ocean. For a split second I imagine the waves freezes as I strike the crest of the wave with a tuning fork to form vibrations in the air, a kind of eternity, which is fixed in form, but at the same time constantly moving. Thus the artist slowly moves the brush and colours across the canvas until he stops time at the crest. That is when the vibration is generated in the air.
The images in this series, which now counts a total of 273 pieces, should end at number 364, to complete the full picture. If we look on the original material as the skeleton, the idea can be seen as the clay that is used to flesh it out. The process is not unlike the method applied to the reconstruction of Richard's face. The lack of a skull fuels the creation of a reconstruction. A descendant shows up and acts as a kind of confirmation that the reconstruction has been successful. Philippa Langley of the BBC caused unease in the air when she said that such a handsome man could hardly be a tyrant.
On the basis of these assumptions, one can say that the clay that is used to fill the cracks and gaps in the environment is a transformative way of creating a human in 364 attempts.