Xanadu Gallery | Scottsdale, AZ*

Elisabeth Ladwig - "Dryad of Self-Empowerment"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: Dryad of Self-Empowerment
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.

"Maybe you are familiar with the following quote by author, Marianne Williamson: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." The Dryad of Self-Empowerment has relinquished her ego and embraces her full potential, creating her life with intelligence, humility, and grace." Elisabeth Ladwig

"Dryad of Self-Empowerment" depicts a surreal scene crafted through digital composited photo manipulation. At the center of the composition stands a woman with her back towards the viewer. She has long, wavy red hair cascading down her back and is dressed in a long, brown, textured gown that falls to the ground. Remarkably, instead of human arms, her limbs transform seamlessly into leafless branches that reach upwards, mimicking the structure of a tree without its foliage. The woman is positioned in the middle of an open field with sparse grass visible at her feet. The background suggests a dramatic, brooding mood, with a stormy sky filled with menacing clouds rolling in from the top left corner. The clouds are tinged with shades of yellow, gray, and purple. In the distance, two black birds take flight, further enhancing the image's sense of foreboding. The ground transitions from pale to darker shades towards the horizon, which meshes with the ominous sky. The overall effect is one of a haunting, dream-like tableau that blurs the line between humanity and nature, evoking themes of transformation.