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Elisabeth Ladwig - "Sea Spirit 3"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: Sea Spirit 3
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

"Growing up, we took family vacations to the beach every Summer. I searched for seashells and other treasures while my sister sought out ghost crabs, giving each one a name. The Sea Spirit series was created after a vacation to the Pacific Coast. In the afterlife, a girl revisits memories of her childhood as she explores, plays, and reunites with flying friends along the vast shoreline. 'We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.' ~George Bernard Shaw." Elisabeth Ladwig

"Sea Spirit 3" presents a dreamlike scene set on a beach. A woman with long blonde hair, draped in a flowing gown, stands on the wet sand gazing out toward the sea. Her posture and the way she holds her dress suggests a contemplative state. The beach setting is moody and ethereal, with swirling clouds above that match the misty horizon where the sea meets the sky. A nearly full moon hangs low in the sky, adding to the ambiance of the scene. Near the woman's feet, a single seagull stands still, contributing a sense of quiet solitude. The overall color palette is washed out, consisting primarily of soft grays and muted blues, which evokes a serene, introspective atmosphere and nostalgia. The artwork blends elements of realism with a touch of fantasy, creating a sense of otherworldly beauty and calm.