Today I had the task of explaining the topic of my practice-based research to a group of master students at the Iceland Academy of the Arts' music department. I was asked to choose three objects to help me illustrate my research. I chose an unidentifiable (natural) object, a playing card and a chicken shaped wooden figure. For me the natural object describes the connection between music and environmental art, where both musician and sculptor are working with different materials, and using the materials also as a source of their creativity. The playing card symbolizes many things, of course the nature of playing a game, but also the unpredictability of the course that the game might take. The king also represents power, perhaps the (perceived) power of human over nature. As the king portrayed in the card can be seen from both sides simultaneously, it's up to the perceiver to determine the angle he or she wants to use...And then there's the chicken; Since I'm interested in the concept of dwelling, this includes not only humans but also animals, plants and everything that the Mother Earth carries on it or within it.