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Fugl Ne Fiskur – Circular Sea-Born
Limited Edition Print
Giclee print on Paper
Edition of 275
Size: H 80cm x W 80cm
(Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look).
Catch a glimpse through the porthole of a submarine world, with all the dazzling, intricate appeal of a tropical coral reef. Seahorses gallop and turtles glide within a seascape also inhabited by terrestrial foliage and fantastical fish-bird hybrids with feathered tails. Against a backdrop of serene blue, jewel-like flowers bloom and ferns waft to and fro.
Kristjana is fascinated by the power of water. Instinctively we are compelled to seek it out, to be close to its edges, to sail over it and submerge ourselves in it. It is after all, the element that sustains all of life on our ‘blue planet’. Its restorative properties have been scientifically proven – people often heal more quickly if they have a view of water. Enliven your walls with your own private view of the ocean with this contemporary fine art, Limited Edition print.
Circular Sea-born print has been inspired by Kristjana’s love of the ocean and an appreciation of its infinite power. Her passion has inspired commissions including work for a Michelin-starred restaurant in Torquay on the Devon coast.
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 Kristjana 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:80 cm x W:80 cm