growing up in Iceland

Growing up in Iceland, the community was very, very close. We all trust and love each other, and that is a wonderful
environment for creativity. I remember, as a child, going up alone into
the woods to live for days, hunting and surviving. There was never that
fear that you get living in London, or New York, or Spain, or wherever.
And that kind of trust meant that you could also express yourself in
whatever way you wanted, and you didn’t feel embarrassed. So many people
I meet are too embarrassed to express themselves artistically, too
worried about what other people will think if they take a risk. But I
always take risks. It’s the only way to make art that’s truly inspired.
And inspiring.

WOW ! 2001-08-31