Kristjana Williams | Isol Hnottur
'Isol Hnottur' - Limited Edition print
Artist: Kristjana Williams
Medium: Giclee print
on matt smooth fine art cotton 300gsm
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Edition size: Small edition of 325 | Large edition of 325
Paper size: 59.4x84.1cm | 84.1x118.9cm
A globe is blanketed with a layer of purest snow, yet glows with the warmth of the tropics. Invisible oceans sustain a life force that belies its crisp white carpet and is alive with colour, life and vivacity. Continents stand like beacons, their mountains or cities depicted in the starkest white, while flamboyant animals roam freely on this empty stage, masters of their own will in a world where flora and fauna can play out in a carnival of pleasure. The charismatic Asian leopard prowls keenly over the Americas; ever watchful, always graceful, and dignified in its landscaped headdress. A luminous parakeet stands watch off the coast of Africa, a gulf of white between its opponent Kingfisher, sharp as a razor in regal magenta. An exquisite Indian peacock irreverently displays in Mongolia, while palms soar skyward from the poles. The sun sets, casting its shadow, and the heroes of terra firma blend with the subterranean world, as life giving corals, ancient ammonites and five-arm starfish traverse the tropical to frigid polar waters.