The story behind the artwork
For years Kristjana has collected books on Japanese woodcuts and silk printing. Everything about the method and style appeals to Kristjana. The graceful graphical sensibilities as well as their personal features and moods. In Kristjana's eyes, no one does silk printing better than the old Japanese artists.
In 1853 four USA ships steamed into the harbour of Uraga and forced Japan to open up their ancient guarded country to the rigour of international trade with hated foreigners. After various internal struggles the Japanese decided to adopt western technology to compete, so the traditional woodcutting and silk printing got replaced by never western methods.
Akari (red cold) and Niko (red child) - Silk print exploration is a very gentle re-imagining of a portrait of a Japanese mother and her child. The Japanese women were famed for their beautiful flawless skin, so whom better to portray this than a white lear parrot. The original of this print is a very delicate silk screen print. The print had to be photographed in order to preserve it, as when it was taken out of the glass frame it started to fall apart.
This wall art piece is a part of a pair of prints complementing each other when hung together. The other complimenting piece is Aoi (strange dependence) - Silk print exploration
Limited edition archival giclée print
Printed in our studio in London, using the highest quality archival paper (Matt Smooth Fine Art Cotton 300gsm) and highest quality inks (giclée), to ensure you are able to enjoy your print for years to come.
Please note: Our prints are professionally cut by hand in our studio, therefore sizes can vary by mm. All measurements are approximate and for guidance only.
660 mm x 276 mm
800 mm x 416 mm
Edition of 145, signed and numbered by the artist.
Your artwork will be printed and shipped within 3-5 working days. Your artwork will arrive safely in a cardboard tube.
Framing service available
To ensure your Limited Edition Print is well protected we use ph neutral i.e acid free tapes, board and back mount. The artwork is entirely stuck down and mounted to the frame. Our Frames are bespoke clean white frames with two options of mount - Classic mount or Float mount. For more information on our frames and mounts click here.
If you require a reversible conservation mount please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Unframed prints are delivered within 3-5 working days
Prints in a square frame are delivered within 10-14 days
Limited edition prints, unframed - World wide free delivery
Framed limited edition prints - London: £20
Framed limited edition prints - UK: £50
Framed limited edition prints - Rest of World: £150