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Elisabeth Ladwig - "I Was a Different Person Then"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: I Was a Different Person Then
Medium: Photo Collage Print (unframed)
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Unframed fine art prints. Printed on museum-grade, textured fine art paper (100% rag archival). 

18"h x 12"w: Edition of 28
27"h x 18"w: Edition of 17
35" h x 23"w: Edition of 7

"Life seems to have a lot of rules. It isn't until we grow up that we are gifted with the empowerment ~ and the courage ~ to decide for ourselves that maybe, just maybe, some of those rules are unnecessary. Maybe they no longer apply to us, or maybe we just don't agree with them. We are different people now, just like we will be different people yet again one day. Our evolving individuality continuously shifts the way we live. Following in the footsteps of nature, the girl in this artwork sparks growth and creativity. Her heart lights the way as she strays from the game to brave her own path, and the Universe responds in kind. 'It's no use going back to yesterday,' Lewis Carroll writes, 'because I was a different person then." Elisabeth Ladwig

"I Was a Different Person Then" creates a fantastical scene using digitally composited elements. It features a person with long blonde hair wearing a dress made of red leaves, standing on a checkered path. The figure is holding a shepherd's crook, from the top of which hang glowing, pink flower, resembling a lantern. To the right of the figure sits a rabbit, lending an additional whimsical touch to the scene. The background consists of a large, full moon in a hazy sky, contributing to the dreamlike quality of the composition. The ethereal atmosphere and imaginative use of elements suggest a blending of reality with the fantastic, evoking themes of nature, fairy tales, and surrealism. The overall color palette is muted with dominant tones of greenish-gray, which contrasts with the vibrant red of the leaf-dress, drawing the viewer's attention to the central figure.