My art seems to embody an amalgam of the mythic, ancient, sacred and alchemic. It is steeped with personal and archetypal associations, revealing both virility and delicateness, and fundamentally the process of transformation.
Imbued in my art have been female figures such as Pandora, Seshat, the Black Madonna, Hatshepsut, the victims of Jack the Ripper, and the women of the Inquisitions. Works by composer Arvo Pärt and poet Pablo Neruda have also been major influential elements.
From my perspective, in the broadest context, there is a profound healing in the creation of art. It provides for the simultaneous healing of one’s life, ancestral lineage, and collective pain body. Creating art is a mystical and potent act.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions:
Aug 14 Bill Lowe Gallery. A selection of Stumpf’s work included in Ancestors: Origin and Return.
Sept 01 BoxHeart Gallery. Between Worlds – solo exhibition.
Sept 25 Lane Meyer Projects. Touched For the Very First Time – group exhibit.