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Elisabeth Ladwig - "Gift"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: Gift
Medium: Photo Collage on Watercolor Paper
Dimensions: 27"h x 18"w

Limited edition of 17; piece is unframed. Also available framed. Limited editions available in 3 other sizes.

"Every once in a while, life throws you a 'wow' moment. They're so full of magic and awe and mystery that the whirlwind of everyday ceases to exist, however fleetingly, and is replaced by an inexplicable clarity. For whatever reason, you have been given a behind-the-scenes look at the bigger picture ~ at what is really important. In that moment, there is only humility. In that moment, nothing else matters. " Elisabeth Ladwig

"Gift" captures an evocative, somewhat eerie scene. The artwork portrays a woman dressed in a flowing red dress with the skirt billowing as if caught in a gentle breeze. Her head is inclined downward, and her face is turned towards a dilapidated wooden building with chipped white paint, giving it an abandoned and weathered look. The roof is notably damaged, with wooden shingles appearing loose or missing. Dark, cloudy skies loom above, and a bird is perched on the crumbling roofline, enhancing the overall moody and possibly foreboding tone of the scene. The image exudes a sense of faded grandeur and appears almost timeless, conjuring a narrative that could be filled with elements of nostalgia, decay, or even the supernatural. The contrast between the woman's vibrant dress and the subdued, worn surroundings draws the eye.