The story behind the artwork
This stunning 3D art piece was originally displayed as part of Kristjana’s 2018 solo exhibition at Paul Smith’s flagship Albemarle Street store. The exhibition explored philosophical ideas about travel and was inspired by two real-life fearless Victorian explorers, botanical artist Marianne North and naturalist Isabella Bird.
The English title of this piece ‘Search And You Shall Find’ is reflected in the transfixing gazes of the diverse creatures, whose senses of perception are heightened as they encounter one another for the first time. Their eyes are the keen eyes of travellers; irises and minds expanding simultaneously. Notice the piercing gaze of the crouching leopard, monochromatic apart from its flamboyant ochre-winged eye dressing... The colour palette of the surrounding flora is delicate and muted to provoke an air of contrast. Philosophers and explorers alike aim at pushing the limits of their knowledge in pursuit of self-improvement, coveting new places through thought and experience.
Bespoke Hand and laser cut paper collage. Digitally designed, hand sculpted paper elements are painstakingly pinned in place onto a thick foam board, creating a stunning three dimensional effect. Utterly unique in its composition and to its owner, an original artwork is one of its kind and cannot be replicated. Your piece will be the only piece like it, anywhere in the world.
- Framed dimensions (approximately): 63 cm x 53 cm x 7 cm
- Bespoke wooden box frame, painted with a smooth coat of matt paint.
- Giclée printed on Matt Smooth Fine Art Cotton 300gsm.
- Signed by the artist.
- Comes with a physical ‘Certificate of Authenticity’.
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