Map of Iceland
The first thing that catches the eye is the motif of the colour black and a strip, dividing the canvas into two parts. The structure of the strip - its color and bulging, signify the flowing lava through which the artist draws our attention to the geographical feature of this country - an island lying at the divergence of two tectonic plates.

It’s a place where its inhabitants were not initially living in the most favourable conditions, with all the ensuing consequences. The history of the country's development can be compared to the flowing lava and black sunless beaches. However, there is an Icelandic expression “þetta reddast” on the left side of the picture, which means “everything will be fine in the end.” Indeed, by turning our gaze to the right side of the painting: among the darkness, the north wind, and deserted landscapes one can see the northern lights as something beautiful, giving hope in a depressing situation.

The inscription denoting the area of the drawn country, presented in every painting from the concept “Maps of the Happiest Countries” serves as a sort of a signature. It is specifically done to raise this question: How important is the element of territory in the 21st century? The area of Iceland is 103,125 square kilometers.

Through this work, the author focuses our attention on how important it is to believe and always hope for the best.