The intricate surface of this painting is studded with dots 24k gilding. At a distance and in certain light, these dots of gold read as stars.
After was begun at the same time as the paintings Cove and Port. It was completed once those paintings had been installed in the space onboard the MV Britannia for which they were commissioned.… “After”
And how bewildered is any womb-born creature
that has to fly. As if terrified and fleeing
from itself, it zigzags through the air, the way
a crack runs through a teacup. So the bat… “Eighth”
I began work the eight foot wide painting Seagate in the fall of 2012, just a few weeks before Hurricane Sandy made landfall near New York City on October 29th.
Though the painting was … “Seagate”
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”