Xanadu Gallery | Scottsdale, AZ*

Elisabeth Ladwig - "R.S.V.P."

  • Sale
  • Regular price $350.00

Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: R.S.V.P.
Medium: Photo Collage on Watercolor Paper
Dimensions: Please Select

Printed on museum-grade, textured fine art paper (100% rag archival). Unframed fine art prints. 

18"h x 12"w: Edition of 50
27"h x 18"w: Edition of 36
35" h x 23"w: Edition of 17
54"h x 36"w: Edition of 5

"Along the quiet, wooded path, eyes are everywhere. We are seen by so many more creatures than we have the privilege of seeing. A busy nuthatch pauses from collecting twigs, while a tiny peeper hops away to safety at our approach. They peek out from the hollows of the forest, observing us as we stop to admire a patch of moss, a mushroom, a feather. They watch as we carefully step from rockpile to rockpile over the stream. They live under those rocks, in that stream, and in the low, tall grasses. They live high in the trees, each home an architectural marvel, perfect for a growing brood. If we knocked, who would answer? Surely they might like to join us at the end of the trail, on the bank of the reservoir, to exchange stories on a picnic blanket." Elisabeth Ladwig

"R.S.V.P." depicts a whimsical and fantastical scene set in a forest with large trees. Several of these trees have colorful doors affixed to them. The doors are of various designs and colors, including red with a lattice window, purple with a detailed pattern, and a simple purple door with a diamond-shaped window and iron elements. A woman portrayed from behind, is knocking one of these mystical doors. She's dressed in an elegant, flowing white gown and is carrying a green satchel with invitations within it. She is approaching the pink door on the central tree. The forest ground is a mix of grass and patches of snow. The image combines elements of nature with surreal and imaginative components, invoking a sense of magic and wonder.