As an artist who uses photography as an art form, I am interested in states of reality. How is reality experienced; how is it revealed? As I become more aware of the many scientific theories about multi-universes, space/time conundrums and the like, I find reality difficult to define and a challenge to depict. I am drawn to this challenge by striving to make visual that which may not have a visual component.
I am always interested in looking beyond the surface in the hopes of revealing something deeper and unexpected. Photographs were once considered “truthful”, but we now know there has been photo tampering going on since its inception. Because photos are “believed” there is a great deal of room to play within photography’s reality to create a personal fiction (a visual poetry) that is more open to interpretation.
This is the very reason I was drawn to photography ten years ago as a creative medium. Photography, especially digitally aided photo collage/montage, is a potent medium through which I am able to communicate the ways I see and understand the world.
Ellen Jantzen is an internationally well know digital artist. Ellen has been the recipient of many important awards spanning an extended career. Ellen’s exquisitely poetic imagery reflects on the multidimensional levels of sensing and emoting. Time and place are seen as initial layers to discover hidden meanings and altered states, sometimes ephemeral, and sometimes dense to refer to the transcending levels that are present in matter and not alienated from our physical and spiritual experiences.
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Ellen Jantzen unearths new states of reality through digital manipulation. Scientific theories about space, time and the ever-expanding universe provide a starting point for a portfolio which looks beyond the surface to reveal new layers of meaning. Aesthetica Magazine – 2018
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Adriana Siso founded Molecule Design, her contemporary design store, in 2002 in Santa Fe, NM. With a background in Fine Arts, Adriana has been an innovator, bringing to the Santa Fe area, original and unique design products by some of the best contemporary industrial design firms in the world. Molecule operates out of a recycled and renovated shipping container building in the Santa Fe Baca Railyard project, the first of its kind in the city. Sustainability is an important area of interest for Molecule, which offers product lines with a focus on conservation and ecological stewardship. The store keeps an active annual schedule featuring the work of local designers, fabricators, and artists, as well as of national and international design firms through multiple events and alliances.