There is plenty of art on the walls of Reykjavik, both indoors and outdoors. Urn Tönsberg, better known as Selur One, is the artist behind several of the pieces I came across. He has an affinity for animals and they appear in many of his works.
Taking photos of his work was a bit of a battle against wind, rain and snow, and numbed fingers, so I was interested to find Selur’s own comments on how he copes with the weather, in a WowAir article: “You figure it out by using both spray and paint rollers. When it’s windy and cold but not below freezing you can use the roll but you can’t use the spray because it will just blow away. Then when it’s raining you can’t use the roll because the paint will just leak into the street so you use the spray because it dries so quickly.”
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 1 October 2018