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. ‘Giraffa Korona’ is a circular image, contained on a pastel blue wash background. Over the top, Williams has layered, in collage style, a grand, Victorian-esque hot air balloon, embellished with all the trappings of nineteenth century exoticism: butterfly wings, plumage, golden regalia and decorative etchings. 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.