Xanadu Gallery | Scottsdale, AZ*

Elisabeth Ladwig - "Fly"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: Fly
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.

"There's a poem by Guillaume Apollinaire that inspires me every day to accept the challenges that scare me. It's called 'Come to the Edge': ''Come to the edge.' / 'We can't. We are afraid.' / 'Come to the edge.' / 'We can't. We will fall!' / 'Come to the edge.' / And they came. / And he pushed them. / And they flew.' " Elisabeth Ladwig

"Fledgling" is a surreal artwork showing a woman in a vibrant pink dress falling through the air, with her long hair trailing above her head. Below her is a rural landscape, featuring a plowed field that stretches out towards a small house in the distance. The atmosphere seems serene yet mysterious, with a subtle sepia-toned palette that gives the impression of a dreamlike scene. In the foreground, a crane stands on one leg at the edge of an hole in the ground, looking up towards the woman. A few birds take wing in the distance, reinforcing the feeling of movement and freedom. The composition is both whimsical and grounded, echoing themes of nature, love, and the concept of returning to safety.