James Merry is a visual artist originally from the Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom. He has been based in Iceland for over a decade and works from a small cabin studio by Hafravatn, a picturesque lake fifteen minutes outside of Reykjavík. All his beautiful and intricate work is done by hand in a variety of mediums.
“Although I usually describe myself as an embroidery artist, but my output incorporates other mediums – such as metalwork, silversmithing, mask making, illustration and digital design. I am primarily known through my frequent collaborations with Björk over the past 12 years, as a co-creative director on her visual output, but I have also worked with other institutions over the years, such as the V&A Museum, Iris Van Herpen, Tilda Swinton, Gucci, Tim Walker and The Royal School of Needlework.”