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Elisabeth Ladwig - "Kingdom of Old"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: Kingdom of Old
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.

"It's that feeling you get when you walk into an old castle or cathedral that reeks of history and the energy of those long gone. It's an old graveyard, a little schoolhouse, a stone circle, the ancient redwood forests of the northwest... goosebumps. And although you mentally travel back in time hundreds, even thousands, of years ago, it feels like time has stood still. Even then, people laughed at jokes and weeped in the face of loss. Trees reached for the Sun and swayed with the winds. In another time and place, the same laps of water at your feet kissed another. And in a land far away, in a time yet to come, a new visitor will imagine you back to life." Elizabeth Ladwig

"Kingdom of Old" is a digital composited work of art. It features a wistful scene where a woman with long, flowing blonde hair is seen from behind, gazing into the distance. She is wearing a white dress that blends softly with the background, giving her a dreamlike, ethereal quality. The setting is a subdued landscape with a dynamic, overcast sky that bestows a moody and evocative atmosphere to the composition. In the distance, silhouetted against the moody sky, is a castle, which contributes to the mysterious tone of the piece. The surface of the artwork is also noteworthy for its texture, which imparts a timeless effect. The color palette is muted, mostly consisting of grays, whites, and blues, reinforcing the contemplative and serene vibe of the image.