architect michael jantzen finds wood spirits in the secret symmetry of the forest
 

architect michael jantzen finds wood spirits in the secret symmetry of the forest

 

 

head into your nearest woods this winter and you might just be lucky enough to spot some forest spirits. architect michael jantzen has managed to capture a couple himself in his series ‘spirits in the winter woods’, which sees him digitally manipulate photos of forest scenes, revealing the many faces hidden in its secret symmetry. 

michael jantzen
‘the snowman’

 

 

‘digital photos were taken of sections of various varieties of trees and plants, all with some degree of snow cover’, explains michael jantzen, ‘these photos were then loaded into a computer where they were cut and pasted into mirrored images of themselves. this was done by doubling the original photos into various symmetrical forms.’ the artist then examines the photos for any evidence of facial characteristics, and enhances them by adding eyes and colour to certain portions of the picture. ‘the final photomontages were created to suggest the fanciful existence of various spirits that may dwell in the hidden symmetry of nature.’

michael jantzen
‘snow bunny’

michael jantzen
‘yucca man’

michael jantzen
‘snow bear’

michael jantzen
‘cedar tree spirit’ 

architect michael jantzen finds wood spirits in the secret symmetry of the forest
‘sprit in the brush’ 

architect michael jantzen finds wood spirits in the secret symmetry of the forest
‘dead leaf sprit’

architect michael jantzen finds wood spirits in the secret symmetry of the forest
‘sprit in the pines’

architect michael jantzen finds wood spirits in the secret symmetry of the forest
‘snow girl sprit’

architect michael jantzen finds wood spirits in the secret symmetry of the forest
‘spirit in the white pine tree’

architect michael jantzen finds wood spirits in the secret symmetry of the forest
‘spirit in the oak forest’

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: peter corboy | designboom

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

art news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
506,237 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine