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Elisabeth Ladwig - "Oceans to Fly"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: Oceans to Fly
Medium: Photo Collage on Watercolor Paper
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Printed on museum-grade, textured fine art paper (100% rag archival). Unframed fine art prints. 

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

"Fire is the element of our passions. It is a metaphor for our confidence, our courage, our ambition, and our creativity. As the Sun rises over the sea, the warmth of rose and coral fills the sky. In the distance, a cormorant, whose waterlogged wings and dense bones make it a talented diver, summons all of its energy to take flight from the water. Go, go, go!! It’s hard not to root for it, and to be inspired by its will. 'Everyone has oceans to fly… Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?'~Amelia Earhart" Elisabeth Ladwig

"Oceans to Fly" features a surreal and atmospheric scene. A female figure, with long, flowing hair, stands at the edge of an old wooden pier, gazing out at a body of water. This figure possesses a pair of large, detailed wings similar to those of a bird. The wings, predominantly brown with intricate feather textures, hang gently by her sides. The background of the piece indicates a sunrise, with a soft glow near the horizon where pale yellow light meets a gradient of cool blues, transitioning to a richer coral pink as it extends upwards. The hue of the sky gives the image a dreamlike quality. A single bird is visible near the center of the composition, creating a small splash as it takes off from the calm surface of the water, enhancing the tranquil ambiance. The water reflects both the wooden structure of the pier and the muted colors of the sky. The pier itself shows signs of age and wear, with uneven planks, missing sections, and improvised repairs. Overall, the piece conveys a sense of action, contemplation, and a connection between the human and the natural world, underscored by the ethereal presence of the winged figure.