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Art Print Intrepid London Ship | Kristjana Williams

(Code: 152)
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    Title: Intrepid London Ship - Art Print
    Artist: Kristjana Williams 

    Dimension (print size without frame):
    59.4 cm x 42 cm

    - Limited edition of 100 prints, signed and numbered by the artist.
    - All prints come with a physical Certificate of Authenticity.
    - Printed in the artist’s studio on Matt Smooth Fine Art Cotton 300 gsm using giclée inks.
    - Prints are professionally cut by hand.
    - Price doesn’t include the frame.

    Print is delivered unframed and rolled up in a tube.
    UK @ £2.50

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    Spurred on by the shifting, grey, whispering waters of London’s River Thames, a voyager breaks through the misty veil, its bestial crew intent on discovery... 

    This Limited Edition artwork was born from Kristjana’s discovery of an original photograph at Sunbury Antiques market. The graphic beauty of the ship, with its crisp monotone palette, provided the perfect base for Kristjana’s unique touch. 

    The animals aboard the sailing ship represent those far flung harbours of the world where discovery and enlightenment are achieved, while the intricate details firmly plant the ship in London; a ship that carries an ivy-bound key to the city close to its ornamented decks. The paradox is mirrored in the detail. An African Elephant is crowned with the bowler hat of Fleet Street, while its partner makes an airborne escape; an Antipodean Kangaroo risks a leap from the bow under the watchful gaze of a uniformed seabird. The Indian tiger, a silhouette of colour against the grey, seems to radiate a rainbow of hope, all the while pawing protectively a bejewelled necklace of the Crown. Up in the gathering clouds, a park squirrel scales the towering masts, turning its back on the swaying lanterns of the orient. 

    The movement of this piece reflects the nature of travel and discovery - perhaps where humans once ruled, nature now prevails, and ever-evolving animals travel on ships, visiting relics of an earlier time...