Sketching the Sea - Original Artwork 2021


The story behind the artwork

A stunning, composite three dimensional original artwork that forms part of Kristjana’s Silver Sea Collection; a series inspired not only by Kristjana’s personal memories and love of the ocean, but in recognition of the almighty power of water and the magical essence of nature itself.

Our oceans harness the purist energy, embodying the power the planet holds over our mind and wellbeing. By immersing yourself in nature, be it walking through dense woodland or submerging yourself in water, the human spirit benefits from the hypnotic, meditative power of the planet. Whether you are in it, on it, or walking alongside it, the sounds and the feel of the sea provide a relaxed sense of self, which has now been scientifically proven.

The composition of this unique piece of artwork was inspired by Kristjana’s own sketches of the sea and its creatures during trips to exotic climes. Just like an artist’s sketchbook, the elements of these individual studies have been pinned onto the printed pages of open books and positioned to form a piece of artwork as a whole. Sketching the Sea immerses you in the world of the ocean; its magical depths and mysterious creatures. Richly abundant coral reefs are traversed by an abundance of ocean life. Tiny dolphins leap beneath graceful stingrays; a giant shoal creates a mirage in the glow of the sun; a predatory blacktip shark weaves its way through this subterranean utopia, keeping on a watchful eye on tiny unsuspecting ray finned fish and nonchalant cephalopods. Sea and shore merge as the creatures of terrafirma survey this fragile world that humankind must do all that it can to protect.

Artwork Details

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): 69.5 cm x 94 cm x 13 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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