About the Artist
In his photographs, Stephen Spartana interweaves figurative and natural elements to mine our symbiotic relationship: “We are of the earth, and how we treat our environment affects us all.” Each image represents an admixture chance and design, resulting from various analog films, digital media, computer software, and printing surfaces. Up close, recognizable details emerge from his impressionist dreamscapes: a limb here and a hand there gracefully mingle with bits of moss and trees, leaving traces of time’s passage. Seminal influences include photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” and Pete Turner’s belief that transparency “isnt the end but the beginning,” and Georgia O’Keefe’s floral paintings, whose sensuous forms evoke the female body.
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