circles & spirals ||·
Universal symbols from all cultures,
representing everything from festive pinwheels to the internal journey of the soul. The Spiral: A movement down into despair, a motion up into joy, a sojourn inward and back out again. The Circle: A path of completion, a new beginning, a continuing sense of union.
"For the past number of years I have been exploring in my photography these two symbols, creating them in sand, in flame in water, in time. Each time I learn a little more about the space I am in, both emotionally internal to my experiences, and physically external to my environment. This series is as much about the exploration of my spiritual reality, as it is about an appreciation of form, shape, and design."
Stu Jenks has been exhibited his work extensively for over 20 years. A selected list of his more recent exhibitions is as follows:
2001: "Circles & Spirals", The Image Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.
- Jewish Community Centre Fine Art Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.
2000: "La Petite VIII", Alder Gallery, Coburg, Oregon.
- Tucson/Pima Arts Council Fellowship Exhibit, Arizona.
1999: 43rd Annual International Awarded Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, California.
- Photowork '99, Barrett Art Center. Poughkeepsie, New York.
Stu Jenks' works also form part of the permanent collections of:
The University of Arizona
Steve Roach Productions, Tucson, Arizona
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Tucson, Arizona
Exclusively Payroll, Toronto, Canada.
Stu Jenks was born in Virginia, USA, in 1954
form shape design by Stu Jenks