Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: A Safe Place to Land
Medium: Photo Collage on Watercolor Paper
Dimensions: 18"h x 12"w
Limited edition of 28; piece is framed and ready to hang. Framed dimensions are approximately 28"h x 22"w. Also available unframed. Limited editions available in 3 other sizes.
As I gaze out the window, the scene is bland. Grasses and mosses remain desaturated from a dark Winter, and the herb garden is brown. Swirling gusts of wind cause our old trees to creak... a maple, a pine... Please don't fall. The bare, thorny brush waves frantically as it is shaken out of its cold slumber. The only visible stillness is in the rocks I gathered years ago to line the wooded edge. In a few more days it will be Spring, and while some of the faded life will return, I accept that some will not. But I recently discovered the following words: "Don't be afraid to start over. You might like your new story better." Maybe I will. Maybe the seeds of newcomers will take root here. Maybe I should get started on this new story, one that, as the winds die down, promises a safe place to land.