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Elisabeth Ladwig - "Wash Over Me"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: Wash Over Me
Medium: Photo Collage on Watercolor Paper
Dimensions: 18"h x 12"w

Limited edition of 28; piece is unframed. Also available framed. Limited editions available in 4 other sizes.

"Today it was windy. A gorgeous, sunny windstorm of sorts. It drizzled sticky pinecones while the first leaves of Autumn collected in mini-cyclones that followed me and my dog up the street. April's floppy ears blew upright as she trotted by my side. There is something cleansing, something freeing, about the crisp air. It doesn't really matter if you are in the mountains, the woods, or on the coast; each single weightless breeze washes over you as if to say, 'There, that's better.' Each inhalation further purifies the noxious clutter of mind and body. The air lifts the heart and expands the spirit, planting in us a renewed gratitude, and a desire to shine." Elisabeth Ladwig

"Wash Over Me" is a digitally composited artwork that evokes a sense of movement and freedom. It features a woman in a vibrant red dress, standing in profile to the viewer. The woman's hair is loose and blows in the wind, adding to the dynamic feel of the moment captured. The most striking element of the artwork is the flowing white fabric, which extends from the woman's grasp, and billows out dramatically. This ethereal cloth is almost translucent, imbuing the scene with a dreamlike quality. The environment around the woman is characterized by a sense of movement, as evidenced by the crashing waves and spray against the rocks. There are also seagulls captured mid-flight, reinforcing the oceanic setting. The sky in the background is cloudy and moody, contributing to the artwork's overall impression of blending a traditional style with photography. The muted colors apart from the red dress and the soft lighting give the artwork a serene yet powerful atmosphere.