My sculptures are lived life translated into forms. This brings each sculpture to contain its own story about life and man; Joy, grief, sexuality, anxiety, love, desire, despair, redemption, presence, ugliness and beauty…. In short life itself.
“To me the beautiful feelings become even more beautiful in the creative process - the ugly feelings become bearable, and often, over time, beautiful in the creative process. All emotions are allowed and accepted. My sculptures are created from emotions and moods. Out of me and into the material - into the sculpture. A redemptive process where my starting point is honesty to myself. The ugly honesty. The beautiful honesty. Honesty provokes anxiety, it is hard, life-affirming and one of the most beautiful things you can give others and not least yourself”.
Thordarson graduated from the Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavik (1996) and is Bachelor of Fine Arts, specialized in sculptures. Since 1997 she has had solo and group exhibitions on Danish and international museums, galleries, cultural centers and institutes, including France, Monaco, Germany, Switzerland, Iceland, Italy and Greece. She has made several outdoor bronze sculptures in Denmark and abroad. She works occasionally as an artistic coordinator at various art events and as Artist in Residence with the support of the National Arts Council.
Thordarson has over the last many years donated her bronze sculptures to aid organizations as Prince Albert of Monaco Foundation/Club Vivanova, Monaco Charity Film Festival, Princess Stephanie’s Aids Foundation, Break Cancer, Hollywood Domino and Action Against Hunger (Action Contre la Faim).
Thordarson lives in Aarhus, Denmark, where she creates her bronze sculptures at her studio. In addition, she works with her art, and exhibits, in the South of France and in Monaco.