Skip to Main Content
Carolyn Monastra, ‘Stump hole and ash from a burned tree, East Bastrop, Texas’, 2011, Susan Eley Fine Art
Carolyn Monastra, ‘Stump hole and ash from a burned tree, East Bastrop, Texas’, 2011, Susan Eley Fine Art
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Stump hole and ash from a burned tree, East Bastrop, Texas, 2011

22 × 17 in
55.9 × 43.2 cm
Editions 1-10 of 10 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,200
Location
New York, Hudson
Have a question? Visit our help center.
About the work
Carolyn Monastra
American
Follow

"It is a darker, enigmatic beauty to which I am drawn—that of the shadowy forest of Hansel and Gretel not the pristine views of Ansel Adams." Photographer Carolyn Monastra is inspired by her personal experience with the environment, where fairytales, myths, and dreams combine with worlds found off the beaten path. At the age of 15, she began printing photographs from the basement of her childhood home, eventually leading to her photography BFA at Yale University. Today, Monastra takes pictures inspired by her ongoing connection with nature, wherein single characters take part in landscape narratives, usually without apparent resolution. Monastra hopes to engage her viewer on a personal, psychological level, allowing for their own interpretation of the story. At times, her images involve no characters at all, and instead focus on the darkness and mystery of the empty environment.

Carolyn Monastra, ‘Stump hole and ash from a burned tree, East Bastrop, Texas’, 2011, Susan Eley Fine Art
Carolyn Monastra, ‘Stump hole and ash from a burned tree, East Bastrop, Texas’, 2011, Susan Eley Fine Art
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
Carolyn Monastra
American
Follow

"It is a darker, enigmatic beauty to which I am drawn—that of the shadowy forest of Hansel and Gretel not the pristine views of Ansel Adams." Photographer Carolyn Monastra is inspired by her personal experience with the environment, where fairytales, myths, and dreams combine with worlds found off the beaten path. At the age of 15, she began printing photographs from the basement of her childhood home, eventually leading to her photography BFA at Yale University. Today, Monastra takes pictures inspired by her ongoing connection with nature, wherein single characters take part in landscape narratives, usually without apparent resolution. Monastra hopes to engage her viewer on a personal, psychological level, allowing for their own interpretation of the story. At times, her images involve no characters at all, and instead focus on the darkness and mystery of the empty environment.

Stump hole and ash from a burned tree, East Bastrop, Texas, 2011

22 × 17 in
55.9 × 43.2 cm
Editions 1-10 of 10 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,200
Location
New York, Hudson
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Other works from CAUGHT ON FILM
Other works by Carolyn Monastra
Related works
Most Similar
Implied Narrative
Landscapes