The story behind the artwork
With these stunning and contemporary handmade 3D specimen trays, Kristjana captures the antiquated spirit of the original butterfly specimen trays, but in conservation-friendly, filigree-fine paper form.
As in nature, every tray is unique. Each ornate, colour-popping specimen has been designed, printed, carefully cut, folded, layered, then pinned in place. Emphasising the narrative of the uncompromised beauty of nature, the trays also feature a ‘hero animal’, selected for its perfect evolution and adaptation to its environment. The winged head-dresses hint at their ability to evolve even further should the need arise. A banner with Kristjana S William’s signature completes the piece, a stamp of authenticity for your original artwork.
Kristjana’s first specimen trays were offered for sale at her Pop Up Shop in Harrods in 2017, and proved incredibly popular. With no two trays the same, the demand for more remains high.
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): 48 cm x 38 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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