This highly elaborate and intricate original artwork is a part of Kristjana's first Trilogy of London themed Originals. Layer upon layer of victorian engravings are delicately put together to make this beautiful piece. Some integrated into the map itself and many laser cut or carefully hand cut, folded and pinned in place by the artist.
Growing up in Iceland, where there are very few tall buildings, the impact the London skyline had on Kristjana was massive. She is truly inspired by this great city, and working on London themed artwork is a passion of hers. Nature has always been really important to Kristjana. The Icelandic nature is really harsh and unforgiving, it is very stark with lots of blacks, whites and greys. The colourful flora and fauna in other parts of the world is a great inspiration, and Kristjana enjoys playing with colours in her work, the colours in the nature elements bring a piece to life.
Kristjana's aim when designing the London Hringlaga Trilogy was to create light and calm work, with good breathability. The pieces are stunning on their own, but the impact of all three of them hanging side by side is very powerful. The other two pieces are: London Hringlaga Trilogy Original - West and London Hringlaga Trilogy Original East.
Kristjana launched the Original Trilogy in a meticulously renovated home on one of Chiswick's most prestigious streets, in early 2018. Click here for more information and photographs from Wavendon Avenue.
The London Hringlaga Trilogy is also available as limited edition prints which compliment each other when hung together. You can find the prints here: London Hringlaga Trilogy - East, London Hringlaga Trilogy - Central and London Hringlaga Trilogy - West.
Framed dimensions: 105 cm x 105 cm x 13 cm
Photographs by Simon Maxwell
Hand and laser cut paper collage. Digitally designed, hand sculpted paper elements are pinned in place to create a stunning three dimensional effect.
Kristjana's Original pieces come in a deep plain box frame or a bespoke hand routed circular frames, which can be painted in any colour the client wishes. Kristjana uses perspex glass for the framing of her original work, due to the lightness of the material and durability.
Commissioning an Original piece is a very private journey, click here to learn more about the process.
If you would like to commission aCircular London Original, a pair or a triloly, or for any inquiries, please click the contact us link above to book in a studio visit or start the process via the internet.
When commissioning a piece, whether it is for a company or a family, the artwork can be personalised. When personalising a piece, Kristjana will weave the client's history into the piece by creating bespoke elements inspired by the client's history and/or the future goals/dreams, anniversary dates and any other details the client may wish to include.
When commissioning a piece, the client can request a size, a singular piece, a pair or a trilogy. This will be reflected in the price.
When commissioning a piece, an upfront payment of 25% is payable before the design process begins. The remaining balance is due before delivery of the piece.