Ellen Jantzen

Coming Into Focus: 2016-2017

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Road to Abiquiu
Accumulation
Transmutation
Controlled Access
Verde
Extrusion
The Sky Begins to Change
Facing West
The Sky in Conclusion

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

Misleading
Descendant
Divirging Path 3
Descending 2
Without A Trace
Mystify
Bewitched
Searching for Lost TIme
Materialize
In Doubt

Point & Shoot @ 70 MPH: 2010

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California 04-13-2010 (Triptych)
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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

Attaining Shadow
The Golden Divergence
Extravagance
Transmitting Symmetry
Ethereal Nature
An Atmospheric Force
Fabrication
In the Field of Gold
Losing the Way
Immeasureable

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.