Silver / 2016 / Fine Art / Digitally Enhanced

Unity of Time and Place

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced
  • Photographer
    Ellen Jantzen

Unity of Time and Place Some say, all time exists at once; the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future are regarded as a whole. As always, I am vastly interested in reality... so this cohesion is mesmerizing to me. After spending the last several years immersed in the past I am ready to embrace the future. But as I set out, the past is with me, transformed. All the losses are still there but there is a brightness forming that allows me to see the entirety, the unity of time and place.

Ellen Jantzen was born and raised in St. Louis but moved to California with her husband, Michael to pursue studies.
She spent two years at FIDM in downtown Los Angels. Here, she obtained her advanced degree in 1992. After a few years working in the industry, including several years at Mattel Toy Co. as a senior project designer, she became disillusioned with the corporate world and longed for a more creative outlet. Having been trained in computer design while at Mattel, Ellen continued her training on her own using mostly Photoshop software.
As digital technology advanced and the newer cameras were producing excellent resolution, Ellen found her perfect medium. It was a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminated in her current explorations in photo inspired art using both a camera to capture staged assemblages and a computer to alter and manipulate the pieces. Ellen has been creating works that bridge the world of prints, photography and collage.

Ellen is being represented by the Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach California, USA