The work of fine artist Kristjana S Williams is about layering the old with the new. Her images reference traditional art and illustration, bringing them up to date with contemporary printing and collage techniques. Williams’ work explores the use of vibrant colour, clashing different shades and tones for a resultant harmony which is at once compelling and beautiful. ‘Afi Minn For a Honum Raud’ is a circular image, contained on a cross-fade, blue and green background. Over this, Williams has layered, in collage style, two grand, Victorian-esque hot air balloons, embellished with all the trappings of nineteenth century exoticism: butterfly wings, plumage, a majestic horse and decorative trinkets. With a trompe l’oeil effect, Williams has added shadow and allowed the image to spill beyond its border, to create the illusion of three-dimensional layering and bring the traditional aesthetic into the twenty-first century. This print is signed and numbered by the artist.