Updated: Aug 5
On July 31st & August 1st, The Wit Gallery welcomed award winning photographic artist Elisabeth Ladwig who took up residence in our Open Aire tent with props, stories and artwork.
Ladwig’s work explores modern surrealism. The viewer will see and feel a variety of metaphors in Elisabeth’s work.
All of Elisabeth Ladwig’s images have an entertaining or enlightening story behind them. Here is the story behind Her Favorite Things:
“Every once in a while I like to mail a surprise care package to a friend, not for any particular reason, but just because it’s fun. I fill a small box with a few favorite treasures, some of which might be homemade, purchased, or found. With all the time we spend communicating by email and text and tweet and chat, it brings joy to curate a thoughtful package with a handwritten note, and it’s guaranteed to brighten someone’s day.
What are some of your favorite things? Maybe you love the warm aroma of apple cider in Autumn, curling up in a hammock with a good book, or the dew drops that collect so perfectly around a lady’s mantle leaf. If you had to re-write a verse of the song “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, how would it go?
Lemon in pastries and crisp snowy weather,
Wishing wells, seashells, and polka-dot feathers,
Listening in darkness while owl gently sings,
These are a few of my favorite things…
Go ahead. Open your brown paper packages tied up with string. Your favorite things are the Universe’s gifts to you.
Elisabeth Ladwig’s work is on display continually at The Wit Gallery, 27 Church St, Lenox, Massachusetts.
To create her work, Elisabeth initially sketches out her concept or idea on paper. Working from her sketch, she will photograph each element of the idea to create the photo montage, selecting the images that work best together. She then puts everything together in photoshop, working for hundreds of hours until her vision is realized. The final product is a seamless montage of all the “pieces”, depicting a magical world with which usually includes a landscape, sky, animal, human figure and other objects.