On exhibit throught the end of April 2005 is the 33rd Annual National Photography Exhibition at Larson Gallery in Yakima, Washington. The Larson Gallery is located on teh campus of theYakima Valley Community College. This juried competition offered $3500 in awards selected by well-known regional jurors.
Winners included Ellen Jantzen whose work was awarded the "Most Dramatic Photographic Award" for her two pieces; Mirage and Drift. Juror, Garth Amundson states that the jury "process acquainted me with a variety of artists who are pushing the boundaries of photography".
Jantzen states: "I am inspired with the natural world; rock formations, seed pods, nests, eggs; shapes that resonate with reproduction, growth and repetition. I am intrigued with surfaces...the exterior, and how it manifests the interior...the hidden realm.
"I stage assemblages of a variety of objects, either man-made or of a natural nature; sometimes I include organic sculptures of mine. I take digital photographs of these, then using my computer, I create digitally altered imagery using various drawing and photography software programs to layer, re-color then re-manipulate even more; the process becomes infinite. My method incorporates several artistic techniques and provides a link between traditional and digital art forms, between the two dimensional world and the three dimensional world.
"I offer these images as limited edition, archival ink jet prints. I call my work 'Artificial Evolution'. "
Ellen Jantzen has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2003. View more of her work at: http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/e/ellenjantzen/.
Year Created: 2004
20 x 24 inches
Edition Size: 100
Price: US$ 275