ELISABETH LADWIG

 

www.elisabethonearth.com/

Biography

 

 

Elisabeth Ladwig is an award-winning photographic artist living in the New Jersey Highlands. Upon finishing her studies in Graphic and Digital Design at Parsons, her artistic career began in the music industry where she designed for the likes of Liza Minnelli, Barry Manilow, Patrick Stewart, for Broadway shows, and major motion pictures. Her current photo artistry ~ a convergence of graphic design, photography, and collage art ~ has been viewed in galleries from Portland to Rome, and digitally displayed both in Times Square and at the Louvre. Elisabeth was chosen for "Presenze", an international exhibition of Women in the Arts 2016, and her work has been seen in Spirituality & Health magazine, Professional Artist magazine (cover feature), Create! Magazine, and Our BerkshireTimes Magazine (cover feature).

Once an idea is born in her sketchbook, Elisabeth sets out to take the photographs she needs to create the image. Her process is variable and spiritually instinctive; often, an image is well on its way or even completed before its concept is fully understood, and that meaning may vary from one viewing to the next. All of her scenes have a strong natural connection, set completely or partially outdoors, often with an anonymous subject. "Anonymity allows the viewer to take part in writing the story," she says, "and that story is going to be different for everyone."

It is a grade-school revelation connecting science, nature, and magic that fuels her creations: the idea that all of life’s mysteries fall within the parameters of scientific explanation, that science abides by the Laws of Nature, and that all of it is magical. Today, Elisabeth offers viewers a variety of metaphors for the miracles all around us, and for humankind's relationship with the Earth and with the Cosmos.