”With creative balance between elemental layers and visual concepts, I am able to communicate a story which leaves the viewer directed but not limited to the freedom of interpretation.”
Stacey Bodnaruk is a Canadian, West Coast-based visual artist and photographer who has combined a passion for the Pacific with her art, creative design, photography and interior design background, to create something new called “art-ography”.
Swell. Surf. Ocean. Water. Sand. Forest. Mountains...
These elements are illuminated in Stacey’s art. A blend of photos, color and textures are intertwined harmoniously to create a unique piece of artwork, each with their own story. Stacey draws inspiration from the mountains and ocean – an influence of power and beauty that she passionately incorporates into both her personal and professional life.
The art-ography pieces have been inspired by a collection of photos taken from her home town of Whistler, and from her travels through the mountains and coastlines of British Columbia, as well as Hawaii, Mexico, California, Costa Rica & the Caribbean.
The artwork is created from original photos. She blends anywhere from 3-7 photos into one piece to create the final artwork. The artwork gets printed on non-traditional printing methods such as aluminum, wood, and acrylic glass face-mounting which contributes to the beauty and depth of the finished piece.
When Stacey began art-ography27, her goal was to create personal artwork that would offer a vibrant, meaningful and dreamlike story all within one image. It all began when she had a vision to create a piece of art that combined her passion for the mountains and the ocean and the beauty of the Pacific North-West.
Stacey also provides residential and commercial “artwork design & styling” and consultation. She combines her formal training from Interior Design, with her skills as an artist and photographer, and her multimedia company to create unique artwork that can be customized to match a specific space.
Stacey is also known for creating “one-of-a kind” personal artwork, using a selection of a client’s personal photos. Her interior design background provides the added touch for the creation of custom artwork.
Her work can be seen at various commercial spaces and boutique hotels and retail spaces throughout Whistler and Vancouver. Over the past 4 years, her work has appeared in art exhibitions in Whistler, Vancouver and Tofino. She has also had the opportunity to provide artwork for the Whistler Blackcomb 2015, and 2016 Manager Awards, and has been featured in Mountain Life Magazine, Professional Artist Magazine, The Inertia and Whistler news publications.
”Creating art-ography has been a truly rewarding experience. The pieces seem to evoke an emotional response. In turn, it has ignited re-connections with old friends and introductions to new ones, many of which claim that the art itself has brought joy to their space and ultimately to their lives.”