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Bleika Sakura Candy Floss Tree
Limited Edition Print
Giclee print on Paper
Edition of 275
Size: H 45.3cm x W 59.4cm
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Under an Eastern sun, cloud garlands of cherry blossom parade up and down the tree branches. They make for a dizzying flourish of candy floss pink always taken too soon by the wind. In Japan ‘Sakura’ (cherry blossom season) signifies impermanence and is a reminder to celebrate the exquisite beauty of life, in the moment, whilst it still is. Kristjana’s appreciation of nature and of Japanese culture is animated when visiting the ethereal walkway displays of cherry blossom in Kew Gardens each springtime. Revoke the beauty a little longer with this Art Tree Print, characteristically inhabited by vivid birds and magnificent British beasts.
Born in Reykjavik in 1974, Kristjana spent much of her childhood looking out over Iceland’s spartan landscape of black sand and frozen seas, dreaming of new worlds filled with abundant animal and plant life.This wanderlust fostered a love of maps and botanical engravings which, after completing her degree in graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins in London, became the foundation of Kristjana’s work. Described by the New York Times as part of the ‘new antiquarian movement’ her fine art pieces, prints, fashion and furniture see vintage illustrations of exotic animals and insects layered over lavish foliage and antique maps to reimagine fantastical new creatures and what she calls ‘wishful forests’.These whimsical two- and three-dimensional tableaus have won Kristjan many international awards including The Pent awards, D&D in book, Clio Award and first prize in the New York Festivals Grand Prix. Kristjana is currently working on a commission by the Victoria and Albert Museum for the new Alice in Wonderland exhibit starting June 2020. They are a long standing collaborator and we are about to do some further work with them for the new V&A in Dundee as well as a commissioned diorama about their beloved Library / Reading room in London.
Size: H:45.3 cm x W:59.4 cm