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Elisabeth Ladwig - "Tied to the Moon: Mother"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: Tied to the Moon: Mother
Medium: Photo Collage Print (unframed)
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Unframed fine art prints. Printed on museum-grade, textured fine art paper (100% rag archival). 

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

"A friend once said to me, a few months before the birth of her first child, "This pregnancy has given me a severe case of the 'I don't give a ****s.' I laughed, and could only imagine how freeing the surrender must have been for her. The Tied to the Moon triptych tells a story of the Moon's connection to us and the Earth, as translated through ancient Celtic spirituality. While the puppet-like quality of the subjects reflects the Moon's influence, the poses illustrate shifting perspectives via three Celtic archetypes: Maiden, Mother, and Crone. Together, they represent the complete life cycle. Note: This artwork was part of a digital display at the Louvre for the Fifth Annual Exposure Award exhibition." Elisabeth Ladwig

"Tied to the Moon: Mother" features a surreal and dream-like composition. It depicts a full moon against a dark sky serving as a backdrop to a sea of clouds dispersed across the lower portion of the image. A single, delicate string extends from the bottom of the moon to the lower part of the piece where a figure is seen hanging. The human figure appears to be a woman wearing a flowing, red dress that billows lightly, adding a sense of movement to the scene. Her posture is relaxed and her arms are draped along the sides. Adding to the fantastical nature of the scene, the figure seems to be effortlessly suspended in mid-air, weightlessly tethered to the moon above. Around her, there are birds, further enhancing the whimsical tone of the artwork. The overall atmosphere is one of serene and otherworldly beauty.