The story behind the artwork
This stunning skyline of Reykjavik and beyond, celebrates the incredible architecture of the city and includes some of Kristjana's favourite motifs, all composed beautifully to marry the man made with the natural. A magical snow cat carries a tiny bird on its back, ready to show the viewer around this rich and fascinating Island. The iconic Hallgrimskirkja, the highest building in downtown Reykjavik, dominates the skyline of the capital, while hiding behind its impressive walls, a giant Kraken-esque octopus. A trio of lighthouses frame the church - Svortuloft commands the eye in vibrant orange, a stingray flying slowly above its cupola, floating in the sky like an aurora. Dyrhólaey marks the southernmost point of the Icelandic mainland, where a tiny puffin greets a silvery fish, navigating the icy waters. Garðskagaviti sits at the highest point of the Reykjanes Peninsula. With its red and white stripes, it’s considered to be one of the most picturesque lighthouses in the country. The government building, a former prison, provides the backdrop for an enormous book, as well as a tiny elf house. Stories of Yggdrasil and Norse mythology stream from this Poetic Edda, reaching the Odin ravens flying overhead, surveying the mystical creatures below. The National Museum stands next to a legendary hotdog stand, commendably ignored by a large wolf. It's Fenrir, looking into the horizon, a counterpoint to a giant headdressed raven marking the opposite end of the island, where a pile of glacial rocks frame Kristjana's Grandad's fishing boat, bound for the icy waters.
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 215, signed and numbered by the artist.
118.9 cm x 46.4 cm
Framed dimensions (approximately):
130.9 cm x 58.4 cm x 3.5 cm
Our prints are professionally cut by hand in our studio, therefore sizes can vary by mm.
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