The story behind the artwork
The sea has sailed up to the sky in Kristjana’s contemporary, ocean-inspired art tree print. The tree is grounded yet drifts amidst billowing clouds, giving the impression of a cradle being rocked by the wind. Upheld by elegant black branches is an animated fiesta of sea-life. A fuchsia pink crab grabs delightedly at the air with its pincers. Fantastical eel fish, parrot fish, and stingrays, in hues of blue and violet, wrap their bodies around vast ships’ sails, dancing to strains of an old Icelandic lullaby. Crested seabirds call out; insightful eyes beneath the plumage contemplating the vastness of both the sky above them and the ocean below. Two swinging clocks evoke the passage of time, from the long-lost past to the distant future. All corners of the earth are indicated by miniature compasses pointing North, South, East or West.
The beauty of this piece is provided by its simplicity of form. There are far fewer elements than Kristjana habitually uses in her tree prints: Kristjana overcame this challenge to create this understated and yet highly impactful design.
‘Fram Eg Sendi Flotan Minn’ is a line from an Icelandic lullaby:
Ef tig langar eitthvert sinn
ogn ad smakka godfiskinn
fram eg sendi floan minn
skinandi skutur og kugga
If you ever would like
to taste a tiny bit of the good fish
I will send my fleet to sea
shining sailboats and fishing boats.
Printed in our studio in London on Matt Smooth Fine Art Cotton 300 gsm, using giclée inks to ensure you are able to enjoy your print for years to come. All prints come with a physical Certificate of Authenticity.
Edition of 275, signed and numbered by the artist.
M - 55 cm x 65.5 cm
L - 80 cm x 95.2 cm
XL - 110 cm x 130.9 cm
Framed dimensions (approximately):
M - 67 cm x 77.5 cm x 3.5 cm
L - 92 cm x 107.2 cm x 3.5 cm
XL - 122 cm x 142.9 cm x 5.5 cm
Our prints are professionally cut by hand in our studio, therefore sizes can vary by mm.
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