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Elisabeth Ladwig - "The Lost Girl"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: The Lost Girl
Medium: Photo Collage on Watercolor Paper
Dimensions: 18"h x 12"w

Limited edition of 28; piece is unframed. Also available framed. Limited editions available in 3 other sizes.

"You'd think I had an insanely troubled childhood. On the contrary. But for far too many people in the world, splotches and grit and empty, undefined horizons are all too real. I can't begin to imagine what this girl's life has thrown at her, but I look at her and immediately want to help her, to talk to her. I want to learn her story. There is a stillness in her, a surrender, that diametrically opposes her struggle and emotional confusion. But even though her flimsy little boat is found trapped in a watering hole, sunny yellow flowers find the will to sprout up from between the rusty rock... and something luminous and peaceful about the distant horizon seems to keep her fixated on a glimmer of hope." Elisabeth Ladwig

"The Lost Girl" presents a surreal and moody scene. In the foreground, we see a female figure from the back, standing in a black dress at the edge of a body of water. She appears to be on a rocky shore, with red and grey stones visible at her feet. The woman is standing in a small, dark boat that looks stationary and secure on the rocks, not floating. Her hair and the skirt of her dress are being tousled by the wind. Above her, the sky is dominated by a large, dark cloud that directly mirrors her position in the composition, creating a sense of visual symmetry. The cloud is isolated amidst a misty, diffused light. The water itself is calm, adding a tranquil yet mysterious quality to the scene. The overall color palette is muted, with shades of grey, black, and touches of red from the rocks, contributing to the ethereal and somewhat melancholic atmosphere of the artwork.