The story behind the artwork
This extraordinary 3D original artwork has been adapted from Kristjana’s popular Drifting Skeleton Limited Edition prints, with the skeleton painstakingly hand cut out of giclee printed paper, pinned into place and embellished with gold leaf.
The skeletal being has stepped out of its everyday skin, and embraces the cacophony of emotions associated with the act of travelling; emotions swept along by the mind in a cloudburst of anticipation, impatience and nervous excitement. They are deeply felt - right down to the bone - whilst the head is literally up in the clouds, immersed in a surrealist adventure. Time stretches and contracts as inescapable jet lag plays havoc with circadian rhythms.
Melodic sounds are released from the heart as it sings at the prospect of what lies ahead; daydreams promising to realise themselves, and past hurts healing naturally, grown over with fresh shoots, leaves and flowers. Impatient butterflies escape from the unlocked stomach and reel around the skeleton in elated confusion.
Around its feathered feet, yet more clouds; the skeleton is walking on air. Having such light feet makes long distances seem much shorter, but also imparts the sense that you are no longer grounded and not quite yourself. Jet plane travel gobbles up the skies and blurs the usual confines of life...
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. There will be a total of 4 Ferðamannagrind - Drifting Skeleton artworks created in the series which will all have a key element variation of the initial artwork shown in the photographs. The following 3 pieces will be created as orders come in and will have a lead time of 10-12 weeks.
- Framed dimensions (approximately): 61 cm x 32 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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