Violet Roest

June 20, 2023.

Posted by Vid Levar.

Introducing Violet Roest, a visual artist from the Netherlands. Her creative journey delves into the realms of emotion, colour, and expression.


She spent the month of June here with us in Stöðvarfjörður, but she’s been to this little village, before anyone thought of recording music, spinning pottery wheels, and painting portraits in the middle of a fish processing plant. She revisited old friends and used this time to think and translate feelings into visual narratives.

She worked with 3D objects made out of clay and plaster, and that’s how a family of whales was born. She also suited up, covered her boots with wet rags, and did some metal cutting with our plasma cutter! The whales were shipped home, but some unfortunately didn’t survive the journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

“Violet sculpts whales on our fjord, and friendships old and new”. -R. R.

For more of her work visit her website:

Thanks, Violet. :)