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Elisabeth Ladwig - "Sea Spirit 2"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: Sea Spirit 2
Medium: Photo Collage on Watercolor Paper
Dimensions: 12"h x 8"w

Limited edition of 128; piece is unframed. Also available framed. Limited editions available in 3 other sizes.

"Growing up, we took family vacations to the beach every Summer. I searched for seashells and other treasures while my sister sought out ghost crabs, giving each one a name. The Sea Spirit series was created after a vacation to the Pacific Coast. In the afterlife, a girl revisits memories of her childhood as she explores, plays, and reunites with flying friends along the vast shoreline. 'We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.' ~George Bernard Shaw." Elisabeth Ladwig

"Sea Spirit 2" portrays a solitary figure standing on a beach with their back to the viewer. The figure is transparent, dressed in a flowing, pale gown, with long blonde hair cascading down their back. The atmosphere of the piece is moody and evocative, with muted tones of gray and blue dominating the color palette. A full moon hangs low in the sky, casting a light on the scene. In the foreground, a single seagull is present on the sand, providing a sense of scale and a touch of life to the otherwise serene and intimate setting. The art imbues a sense of calm introspection, solitude, and a connection with the natural elements presented.