The work of Kristjana S Williams is characterised by its reworking of Victorian illustration. Using contemporary colour and print techniques, Williams crafts the intricacy and splendour of traditional art into her brightly coloured, richly detailed pieces to create her own beautiful and unique aesthetic. Her work plays with botanical exoticism, incorporating petals, plumage and butterfly wings into her bold prints. ‘Fildrilda Kupa’ continues this characteristic theme while working with the traditional optical illusion technique - typical of nineteenth century illustration - to create a beautiful, butterfly emblazoned skull. Think exuberant Mexican day of the dead celebrations, with Williams musing on mortality and transience in the most life-affirming of fashions. Bold, brash and confident, ‘Fildrilda Kupa’ is striking in its interplay of dark-meets-light and life-meets-death, exemplifying Williams’ strong and assertive artistic style. This print is signed and numbered by the artist.