Ellen Jantzen has been an artist involved with Photomedia Center since our earliest days, participating in several Open Exhibitions over the years. So it's perfectly serendipitous that she is the first artist inducted to our new Contemporary Imagemakers program. We're excited to share a few pieces from her new body of work: Transplanting Reality, Transforming Nature.
The natural world has often been a fixture of Jantzen's images, and trees have largely been an essential component, as essential as they are to our life by replacing the oxygen we need to breathe.
In this series, Jantzen explores environmental issues and concern by transplanting replica trees into the natural world. These ghostly artificial apparitions are spirits beckoning us to notice the transformation of nature happening before us.