ruth stenstrom


                                                                                 GraVitas II --Street Art, Lisbon, Portugal
                                                                                 Photography, 2014
Ruth Stenstrom 
Visual Artist, Video and Multi-Media Work

Ruth Stenstrom featured in Potomac Art Therapy Association
May 2016 Art Therapist Spotlight

My paintings mix figurative and abstract elements with poetic, mythic subject matter. 
Recent works such as GraVitas (2005-2013) combine painting and digital photography.  
Since 1989 I have also directed the CASSA Arts Workshop working with men and women in recovery at Clean & Sober Streets, Inc. 

My  photography and video work have changed with the digital age.
I have a fascination with words, with uncertainty, happenstance, and the artistic interventions of others, which have turned into my series GraVitas.
I enjoy the transmutation of several images into one, a new alchemy of pixels and imagination. 
From artificial art installations to thoughts about what it means to run through and out of time, I like humor, beauty and mystery.  

Art works best when it commands sustained looking in order to fathom its meaning. I enjoy duality, fragments of a whole and ambiguity, but then sometimes a rose is just a rose.