I am a steward of objects. I explore the ways in which objects enter and exit our lives. How we care
for them, how we think about them, how we occupy them, and how they occupy us are questions
central to my interests.
Using a personally-developed style of applying the paint to the canvas, Stoltzfus slowly and
intuitively builds richly-textured images that suggest nighttime landscapes in which light and dark
engage in a compelling relationship.
Born in a country of over fifty years in an internecine war, I destroy and construct my own
canvases by hand stitching. I then re-skin the works with layers of metallic paints. Stitching, like
love making, is a long process.
The Knots and Flora series (Drawings and Paintings), are meditations on time perception, the
layering of experience, obstruction, nostalgia, turmoil, and the charting of a personal chance
operation. Inclement Portraits.
Awareness of the vibrational nature of the universe informs every aspect of my work: gilded paintings with metal leaf, pigments, crystals and mother-of-pearl or digital prints of painted gouache mandalas.