The story behind the artwork
The backdrop: a map of delicate tracery by master cartographer, John Cary, who inked this 1801 piece - later published in his 1808 ‘New Universal Atlas’ - bringing it alive with texture, with beauty, with refinement. Upon this uniquely drawn world, Kristjana casts forward to a post-apocalyptic era beyond humankind when the atmosphere has surrendered to calmness once again and the earth softly hums in pastel shades. We learn animals have triumphed over adversity by means of spectacular evolution. Zebra limbs are elongated and feathered wings have sprouted, owl hearing is razor sharpened, and deer eyesight pierces rocks and distant horizons. Octopuses were pre-designed to thrive here with three pounding hearts, veins run through with blue blood, eight independently functioning arms upon which to stalk the sea beds (impeccably camouflaged) and brains with 500 million nerve cells, capable of learning from experiences of time immemorial.
Printed in our studio in London on Matt Smooth Fine Art Cotton 300 gsm, using giclée inks to ensure you are able to enjoy your print for years to come. All prints come with a physical Certificate of Authenticity.
Edition of 175, signed and numbered by the artist.
S - 70 cm x 65.3 cm
M - 90 cm x 84 cm
L - 110 cm x 102.7 cm
Framed dimensions (approximately):
S - 82 cm x 77.3 cm x 3.5 cm
M - 102 cm x 96 cm x 3.5 cm
L - 124 cm x 116.7 cm x 5.5 cm
Our prints are professionally cut by hand in our studio, therefore sizes can vary by mm.
Please note, that all framed limited edition prints in L, XL or A0 and larger, are only available for delivery within the UK. If you wish to purchase an oversized framed artwork please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a bespoke quote on delivery cost. For further information on our framing service, click here.
Delivery & Returns
We offer free worldwide delivery on all unframed print orders.
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Unframed prints are delivered within 3-5 working days
Framed prints are delivered within 10-14 days
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