Xanadu Gallery | Scottsdale, AZ*

Elisabeth Ladwig - "The Invitation"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: The Invitation
Medium: Photo Collage on Watercolor Paper
Dimensions: Please Select

Printed on museum-grade, textured fine art paper (100% rag archival). Unframed fine art prints. 

18"h x 12"w: Edition of 50
27"h x 18"w: Edition of 36
35" h x 23"w: Edition of 17
54"h x 36"w: Edition of 5

"It’s an opportunity too spectacular to ignore. Maybe it's an unexpected offering from an outside source, or an intention that we ourselves have created. We give ourselves permission to enter into new territory because the possibilities outweigh the risk. We give ourselves permission to unlearn so that we might relearn, to unbecome so that we might become better people. As we envision the outcome we desire most, a portal* opens. This is not a trap. It’s a sign. It’s an invitation. I’ll race you." Elizabeth Ladwig

"The Invitation" depicts a surreal scene with a dream-like quality. A young girl, with her back to the viewer, her curly hair tossed about by the motion. She is wearing a simple, long-sleeved blue dress. Behind her and above, a large, pale moon dominates the sky, enhancing the ethereal atmosphere of the scene. Gently falling snowflakes add to the wintery ambience. A single bird is captured in flight against the moon, providing a sense of scale and motion. In the foreground, a blue case rests on the snow-covered ground. The background reveals a subdued landscape with snow-covered fields and a line of dark trees, leading to a distant, foggy horizon, which contributes to the overall feeling of mystery and fantasy in the artwork.