New Book Focuses On Our Human Condition As Artistically Explored By Artist, Patrick Stull
Photographic Art Book ENCOUNTERS: Magical, Relevant, Inspiring And Personal Images That Capture The Lives Of Women As Seen Through Skillful Eye Of Photographer Patrick Stull
ENCOUNTERS (www.patrickstull.com) is the second in a series of six large-format books in which artist, photographer and author, Patrick Stull explores a wide range of experiences. Using light and the physical body, the written word and his artistry he creates imagery that examines aspects of the lives of women.
Compiled over the last 18 years, the images in ENCOUNTERS, Stull says, are meant to "inspire and challenge the observer while always empowering the subject."
Stull brings a powerful sense of the surreal and the spiritual to his work as he plots a course along the many paths of the human experience. His imagery runs from the ghostly and ephemeral to the flowing and fiery.
As much as he concentrates on the human form, Stull never forgets to focus on the humanity of his subjects. His choice of the coffee-table style book format draws the viewer into an experience both intimate and universal.
Stull's first book in his series, titled EVOLVE, was published in 2006. A third book, titled HIDDEN DIMENSIONS, is completed and awaiting publication. Future titles in the series include DHARMA, BEING DIFFERENT, and
YOGA, A HEALING MOMENT.
Stull hopes that his readers come away from the book with "a love for art and a respect for the female who gives us life and challenges us to be better human beings."
About the Author
Patrick Stull is a self-taught artist who works in many artistic disciplines. He holds degrees in psychology, economics, and philosophy from San Diego State University. His political and social views were shaped against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and the counter-culture revolution. As an artist, Stull has recently ventured into the realm of surrealism. His ongoing work is based in large-scale digital photography accompanied by sculpture/body casts, composition art, painting, poetry/prose, and drawings. He integrates his various artistic disciplines into exhibitions to provide the viewer a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Encounters 232 pages
Publication date: March 2019
Publisher: Self-published, Printer - Art Works Fine Art Publishing Inc. printed in Korea.
Web site: www.patrickstull.com Available: April 2019
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