Xanadu Gallery | Scottsdale, AZ*

Elisabeth Ladwig - "The Dreamer"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: The Dreamer
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
54"h x 36"w: Special Edition of 5

"Today I made sun tea and added peppermint and lemon balm from the garden. Lemon balm is in the mint family, as are basil, rosemary, thyme, sage, and lavender. In fact, the mint family comprises over **3,000** species of plants. That’s just the mint family! As I cut a few sprigs, a ruby-throated hummingbird swooped down from a pine branch to sip nectar from a spotted touch-me-not. The hummingbird is one of over 9,000 recorded bird species. There are over 60,000 kinds of trees across the globe, and hundreds of thousands of flowering plant species. Our oceans are filled with 200,000 identified species of sea life, from the familiar to the fantastical, with so many more to discover... and, donning exoskeletal suits of armor from pre-Triassic times are millions of insect varieties. MILLIONS. If Mother Nature has taught us anything, it is the infinity of possibility. We are encouraged to find inspiration in diversity, and to never stop dreaming no matter how out-of-this-world our dreams may seem. There is always more to discover ~ and if we can dream it, we can create it." Elisabeth Ladwig

"The Dreamer" features a surreal and ethereal composition with a woman at its center. She is dressed in a flowing white gown and is gracefully suspended in the air, with her right arm extended upwards. Her eyes are closed, with a serene and contemplative expression on her face. Adorning her dress are decorative flowers that embellish her shoulders. Surrounding the woman is an otherworldly backdrop of a night sky filled with clouds and multiple crescent moons in various phases tied to thin, delicate strings vertically intersecting the scene,. Below the figure of the woman, the landscape transitions into a coastal scene, featuring a body of water, rocky shorelines, and a distant structure. A boat is moored near the shore, resting on calm waters under a sky displaying a gradient from twilight blues to warm golden hues, evoking a blend of day and night. Overall, the composition is dreamy and fantastical, playing with transparency and layers to create a sense of depth and creativity.