Reptilian Rosa Holl, a beautiful limited edition print on paper by artist Kristjana S Williams. Part of the Venice Collection.
The story behind the artwork:
Kristjana's love affair with Venice began with a visit in 2010, where the incredible architecture and light found at every corner was only enhanced by the 20th Century art housed at the Peggy Guggenheim. It was 10 years later that Kristjana stumbled upon some 19th Century Venetian stereoscopic prints by photographic pioneer, Carlo Ponti.
An abandoned palazzo, explodes with colour in this post-anthrocene imagining of beautiful Venezia. Unabashed by human threat, a myriad of elusive beasts embroider every crack and crevice of this ancient building, startling in their incongruous inhabitance. A plethora of pythons command the columns, rising to the beetle crested facade, while over-sized butterflies and dragonflies soar over the rooftops. Rarity and surprise are commonplace here... the collective presence of normally solitary snakes, enlarged lizards and contented frogs, sitting throne-like on voluminous lily pads. But this is not a formidable scene; these amphibious, reptilian and insect species are evolving as a tribe, the realised space, freedom and safety of this place enables them to thrive and grow. Verdant flora climbs, undeterred by boat or net, from the depths of the canal, to top these colour drenched buildings with a floral flourish.
Reptilian Rosa Holl
Limited Edition Giclee Print on Paper
Edition Size: 100
Signed and numbered by the artist
A3 - 27.9 cm x 42 cm
A1 - 59.4 cm x 84.1 cm
A0 - 84.1 cm x 118.9 cm
A3 - 35.9 cm x 50 cm x 2.5 cm approximately
A1 - 71.4 cm x 96.1 cm x 3.5 cm approximately
A0 - 96.1 cm x 130.9 cm x 3.5 cm approximately