The story behind the print
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 landscapes better than the old Japanese woodcutters. The intricacy of carving in the old pieces are considered miracles of sculpture.
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.
The Red Butterfly Mountain - Japanese Woodcut Exploration is a series of Kristjana's Japanese landscape studies. To create this stunning piece of art, Kristjana she builds a collage with her reworked Japanese woodcut mountains and traditional victorian engravings.
This wall art piece is a part of a trio of prints complementing each other when hung together. The other two pieces are The Floral Branch Landscape - Japanese Woodcut Exploration & The Yellow Mountain - Japanese Woodcut 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.
Size: 300 mm x 300 mm
440 x 440 x 35 mm
Edition of 45, signed and numbered by the artist.
Your artwork will be printed and shipped within 7 days. It will arrive safely in a hard cardboard tube.
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 email@example.com
For our circular artwork we offer either a classic square frame or a bespoke round frame. Our bespoke circular frames are hand carved in England and made to order. This is a lengthy and intricate process and can take up to three weeks. But it is totally worth the wait since the round frame gives the piece a totally unique look.
Unframed prints are delivered within 3-5 working days
Prints in a square frame are delivered within 10-14 days
Prints in a circular frame are delivered within 14-20 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