This interesting face is carved into a tree in Tungudalur in Skutulsfjörður. The tree is at the end of life, but that’s where the work of art begins. The forest gnome is born.
It is so wonderful to see such a face in the middle of a forest, even though the forest is not big. Then you start to think about who did the artwork, what the face is and then the imagination goes away and that is by far the most fun.
The forest gnome is very strong and shows great strength and will to protect. It fits him well to protect this important forest. It has been hard work for decades to grow it at the boundaries of the rural world.
Of course, the forest gnome deserves to be interpreted in a different way and now in the spirit of Picasso.