Scarab was exhibited in the 2016 exhibit The Next Chapter at Chautauqua Institution. The painting was mentioned in a review of that exhibit:
The rich blue and gold of Stoltzfus’ large, painted abstractions draw … “Scarab”
This painting was a commissioned by Mennonite Church USA for a new building in Elkhart, IN.
Here are some detail shots to explain how the gilded elements of the painting work. This shot is … “Rise”
I made this brief stop animation during one of the last day’s of work on this painting:… “What the Thunder Said”
Brooklyn is one tough place to see the night sky from.
I am fortunate that I spent much of my childhood beneath an unpolluted night sky in rural Virginia. It is my memory of … “Dark Sky”
I first encountered the second story meeting room at the Brooklyn Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends during a wedding a few years ago. More recently, I’ve been there with Callie as … “Quaker”
Gold leaf and oil paint mingle near the center of the painting in this detail shot taken by LIMN Gallery: