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
http://www.potomacarttherapy.org/art-therapist-spotlight.html

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.                                                                              http://www.potomacarttherapy.org/art-therapist-spotlight.htmlAbout_CASSA.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1