Ellen Jantzen

Coming Into Focus: 2016

On Cloud Nine
Optimistic
Prosperity
Reminiscence
Shining Rock
Stipple
Strata
Surmounting the Ridge
Template
Accumulation

Ghost Writer

Woodstock
Oliver

Losing Reality; The Reality of Loss: 2011-2013

Sedimentary Being
Mandrake
Off Trail
Blossom
Proof
Recalling Memory
Silent Spring
Captivation
Misleading
Descendant

Place of Departure: 2014

Abundance
A Parallel Narrative
Sound of Perception
Whisper
A Conversation
Conquering the Pull of Gravity
Cross Examining Reality
Harmonic Progression
Incongruity
Verglas

Point & Shoot @ 70 MPH: 2010

California 04-13-2010 (Triptych)
California 04-16-2010 2:52pm
California 04-16-2010 4:24pm
California 04-20-2010 9:58am
Lifeguard on Duty
California 04-09-2010 2:28pm
California 04-13-2010 1:43pm
California 04-13-2010 2:39pm
Calilfornia 04-13-2010 2:55pm

Seasonal Spirits

Sweet Dreaming
Wearing O’ The Green
A Declaration of Love

Transplanting Reality; Transcending Nature: 2013

Evidence of Myth
A Resonant Chill

Transplanting Reality; Transforming Nature: 2012-2013

A Course of Action
Diaphanous Bough
Reaching Destiny
Discharge
Portrayal
Transmitting Asymmetry
Transplanting Reality
Solitary Nature
Guild the Truth
Taking Precautions

Unity of Time & Space: 2015

Heritage
Eden
Committed to Memory
Genesis
The Vortex of Existence
Retracing Her Steps
To Past and Future
They Can Walk Away
To Time and Life
Committed to Memory 2
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In “Disturbing the Spirits” I am using imagery to convey my feelings about the state of nature, the nature of trees, and how to express their connection to past, present and future.  By obscuring a portion of the image through a veil, I strive to heighten the remaining reality through discovery and reflection.

In “Transplanting Reality; Transforming Nature”

The natural world can be experienced on many levels, from the reality of a mountain to the ethereal essence of living beings. Trees, specifically, have always played a major role in my appreciation of nature. Trees produce the oxygen needed for our breath; we provide carbon dioxide for the trees…. a lovely symbiosis.

Forests and trees have also played a prominent role in many folktales and legends and have been given deep and sacred meanings. They are seen as powerful symbols of growth, decay and resurrection. But, with the depletion of forests and the resulting impact on humankind, how we respond will determine our future.

In this series I am addressing my concerns by transplanting replica trees into the natural world. These trees take the form of a constructed likeness or of a ghostly apparition. One is artificial, the other a spirit form; both represent the transformation of nature.