Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: It Belongs to Everyone
Medium: Photo Collage/Watercolor Paper
Dimensions: 18"h x 12"w
Limited edition of 50; piece is framed and ready to hang. Framed dimensions are approximately 28"h x 22"w. Also available unframed. Limited editions available in 4 other sizes.
"Have you ever met someone who can walk into a room and just flow with whatever comes their way? They are full of life. They radiate clarity and wisdom and joy. We feel calmer just by their presence, like everything is going to be ok no matter the challenge. One of our greatest gifts is the ability to adapt. Even when we stumble our way through it, we figure it out and find new ways to thrive. To find a true inner calm means to embody it completely. It’s free, and it’s transferrable. We can be that person. We can allow this energy to become integral and share it with the people around us, delivering rest, relief, and nourishment wherever it's needed. It belongs to everyone." Elisabeth Ladwig
"It Belongs to Everyone" depicts a surreal scene set in a desert landscape. A woman with long flowing white hair is at the focal point of the piece, turned away from the viewer. She dons a flowing blue dress that is transforming into water at its edges, merging with the theme of the desert around her. She is holding a vessel above her head, out of which water is pouring down in a thin stream. This act is starkly contrasted with the arid environment, thereby invoking a sense of miracle. The background features a muted sky where the sun appears as a dull glow behind clouds, and the terrain is predominantly dry, with red sandy soil and sparse desert greenery, including a tall saguaro cactus standing prominently on the left side. Some smaller cacti and a bird can also be seen in the mid-distance, adding to the desert ambiance. Overall, the atmosphere is one of subdued magical realism, balanced between the harsh reality of the desert and the fantastical element introduced by the woman and her water-bearing attire.