Ellen Jantzen

Collaborative Rivalry
computer-generated, limited edition, digital print

I am inspired with the natural world; rock formations, seed pods, nests, eggs; shapes that resonate with reproduction, growth, repetition. I am intrigued with surfaces. . .the exterior, and how it manifests the interior. . .the hidden realm.

I stage assemblages of a variety of objects, either man-made or of a natural nature; sometimes I include organic sculptures of mine. I take digital photographs of these, then using my computer, I create digitally altered imagery using various drawing and photography software programs to layer, re-color then re-manipulate even more; the process becomes infinite. My method incorporates several artistic techniques and provides a link between traditional and digital art forms, between the two dimensional world and the three dimensional world.

© Ellen Jantzen