"Forests and trees have 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. I am responding by striving to make visual the ephemeral nature of sacred, spiritual realms", Ellen Jantzen.
On view at Molecule through July 31, 2019, part of the LIFE IN FLUX exhibit.
Ellen Jantzen is a digital photographer. She creates work that bridges the world of photography, prints, and collage. Ellen was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She obtained degrees in graphic arts; fine art, and fashion, both in St Louis, and Los Angeles. She also worked as a project designer at the Mattel Toy Company, an experience that deepened her knowledge of computer design, mostly using Photoshop software. Her explorations led her to focus in the photographic arts, using both a camera to capture imagery, and a computer to alter, combine, and manipulate the pieces.
Ellen’s work has been shown and published internationally and nationally. She has received many awards spanning an extended career. Some of the most important in recent years: Finalist – One Eyeland’s Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2018; Fine Arts Winner Rangefinders 2018 Photography Awards; The Photography Gala Awards chose Ellen’s work to be featured in the 5th Biennale of Fine Art & Documentary Photography October 4-21, Barcelona Spain; Gold Winner in the Annual Tokyo International Foto Awards (Fine Art-Special Effects, Professional) for her series. Her work has been commissioned multiple times and is in prestigious corporate and individual collections worldwide.
. Sylvan: 60"w x 40"h. Medium: Dye-sublimation, mounted on aluminum.
. Numinous: 40"w x 50"h. Medium: Dye-sublimation printed on aluminum.