The story behind the artwork
A stunning new tree artwork, first inspired by an article Kristjana read in National Geographic - growing up, her Icelandic Grandfather had a stack of these fascinating journals and a young Kristjana would spend hours pouring over the contents. This artwork is a tribute to the female explorers who documented the botanical world before the advent of photography. At a time when men did most of the travelling and exploration, these women defied the norms and expectations of their age and pursued their passion for nature and adventure. A few years ago, Kristjana researched two of these remarkable women, Isabella Bird and Marianne North, who faced immense challenges and dangers in exploring and illustrating the flora of different continents. As a woman who grew up in Iceland, a country with a strong tradition of gender equality and female leadership, Kristjana wanted to honour these women and their legacy. This tree symbolises the spirit of exploration, adventure and discovery that has motivated many women throughout history, and reminds us of the beauty and diversity of the world and the need to protect and preserve it for the future. Within its boughs, discover the badges of honour that celebrate some of the most visionary female adventurers who have left their indelible mark on the world.
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 21, signed and numbered by the artist.
A1 - 59.4 cm x 84.1 cm
Our prints are professionally cut by hand in our studio, therefore sizes can vary by mm.
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