"Dating back to the mid-1980s, Róbertsdóttir’s sculptures are made of basic materials — manila rope, slate, turf, linen, and cut lava — fashioned into rudimentary geometric shapes including rectangles, cubes, spirals, straight bands, and stacks. They are forthright, no nonsense. You can see exactly how they were made and from what. Still, they have a commanding presence, and you can sense how these material works are imbued with pure spirit, arising from the thoughtfulness and feeling that Róbertsdóttir brings to each piece.” (Volk 2018, 6)
Volk, Gregory: "Thinking with Things: On the Elemental Art of Ragna Róbertsdóttir”. In: Ragna Róbertsdóttir. Works 1984-2017. Berlin 2018. 5-15.