Ellen Jantzen

Coming Into Focus: 2016-2017

Facing West
The Sky in Conclusion
Inversion
Amplification
Mixed Metaphor
Barrier Relief
Off Road
Cloud Burst
On Cloud Nine
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Compressing Reality

Missouri 04/24/2010 8:59AM
Missouri 04/24/2010 10:49AM
Missouri 04/24/2010 10:51AM
Missouri 04/24/2010 11AM
Missouri 04/24/2010 12:57PM
Missouri 04/24/2010 1:16PM
Missouri 04/24/2010 1:25PM
Missouri 04/24/2010 1:29PM
Missouri 04/24/2010 1:33PM
Missouri 04/24/2010 8:11AM

Disturbing the Spirits 2014

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

Ghost Writer

Woodstock
Oliver

Losing Reality; The Reality of Loss: 2011-2013

Searching for Lost TIme
Materialize
In Doubt
Silent Respiration
Hiding the Fiction
Intangibility
Sedimentary Being
Mandrake
Off Trail
Blossom

Mid+West

Black Mesa MIssouri
Path from Past
Acquiring Affinity
Path to Ancient Land
Puye Profile
Branches Grow Roots
Lone Elk Mesa
Taos Maize
Taos Maize 2
Through the Flowers to Black Mesa

Point & Shoot @ 70 MPH: 2010

Calilfornia 04-13-2010 2:55pm
California 04-13-2010 2:57pm
California 04-13-2010 2:59pm
California 04-13-2010 5:06pm
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

Seasonal Spirits

Sweet Dreaming
Wearing O’ The Green
A Declaration of Love

Transcending Mandalas

Evidence of Myth Mandala
Evidence of Myth Mandala – DIAMOND ORIENTATION
A Resonant Chill Mandala
A Resonant Chill Mandala – 2
Safeguarding Poppies Mandala – 1
Safeguarding Poppies Mandala – 2
Safeguarding Poppies Mandala – DIAMOND ORIENTATION
Attaining Bliss Mandala – 1
Attaining Bliss Mandala – 2
Attaining Bliss Mandala – 3

Transplanting Reality; Transcending Nature: 2013

Evidence of Myth
A Resonant Chill

Transplanting Reality; Transforming Nature: 2012-2013

In the Field of Gold
Losing the Way
Immeasureable
Meaning is Not Intrinsic
Path of Plenty
Safeguarding Poppies
Incarnation
Way of LIfe
A Course of Action
Diaphanous Bough

Unexpected Geology

Equilibrium
Unexpected Geology 19
Unexpected Geology #8a
Unexpected Geology #15
Unexpected Geology #11b
Unexpected Geology #9
Unexpected Geology #1
Unexpected Geology #2
Unexpected Geology #3
Unexpected Geology #4

Unexpected Geology (Ancient Voices)

Unexpected Geology; Ancient Voices #2b
Unexpected Geology; Ancient Voices #3
Unexpected Geology; Ancient Voices #4
Unexpected Geology; Ancient Voices #5
Unexpected Geology; Ancient Voices #6
Unexpected Geology; Ancient Voices #7
Unexpected Geology; Ancient Voices #8
Unexpected Geology; Ancient Voices #9
Unexpected Geology; Ancient Voices #10
Unexpected Geology; Ancient Voices #1

Unity of Time & Space: 2015

Heritage
Cornucopia
Eden
Committed to Memory
Genesis
The Vortex of Existence
Retracing Her Steps
To Past and Future
They Can Walk Away
To Time and Life
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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.

 

Mid+West

Compressing Reality