Artist Ellen Jantzen ponders the afterlife

US-based conceptual artist and photographer Ellen Jantzen created this esoteric series following the deaths of both her parents.

Pondering the eternal question – where do we go when we die – Ellen renders a sequence of landscapes and imagined locations in her series, Place of Departure. Giving a conflicting sense of flux and stillness, activity and peace, the images vary from somewhat figurative to almost completely abstract.

Obviously an ongoing preoccupation of the artist, whose previous work includes a series named Disturbing the Spirits, Ellen described the headspace behind her series here:

“I feel that my life has fundamentally changed; but sometimes all seems the same. Where did my father go? What does a life mean after it leaves it’s body? Does the life-force rise and connect the terrestrial with the celestial or does it evaporate into thin air?”

Take a look at the images below. Via

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Do you love conceptual art? Check out this incredible series by Japanese artist Makoto Azuma, who sent flowers and plants into space and then photographed them.


By snapme On Thursday, March 19 th, 2015 · In Art