Mercator's Projection World Map - Original Artwork


The Story Behind the Artwork

The flora and fauna of the world weave their mysterious tale within the commanding eye-scope of a 16th Century navigational map. A magnificent 3D artwork that presents a vibrantly verdant tableau of the world, pulsating with the cunning and paradox of nature. Here, Kristjana has created her own species of mammal, insect and reptile, each with an exaggerated defense mechanism, designed to protect and deceive. The fragile and transient butterfly is adorned with repellent faces on its wings; ermine with antlers and a crested chameleon go about their business with uncharacteristic tenacity. As lines of latitude shapeshift the landmass to enable navigation, so too the animals presiding upon these infinite poles. Some flowers turn to rocks or mock wilting to avoid attention; the carnivorous sundew creates fake water droplets to attract unsuspecting insects; an orchid changes its form to lure in male bees, making itself smell and appear to be a female bee. The fantastical and dreamlike is never far away: stag-headed avians and head-dressed hares join this festival of evolution, this phenomenal theatre of nature.

Artwork Details

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): 142 cm x 101 cm x 11 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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