Stuart Allen’s photographs and installations are influenced by “fundamental elements of perception such as light, time, gravity and space.” Each work captures moments in ever-changing environments and incorporates the artist’s awareness of science, physics, the natural world, or the human body. Allen often employs time and site specific investigation to capture the ephemeral qualities of his subjects. In his extended exposure photographs, the artist captures elegant light trails spiraling through a variety of environments ranging from grand ballrooms to nocturnal landscapes. According to the artist, his kite installations expose “vital relationships between artist and environment, form and space, nature and culture.” Allen’s work poignantly articulates subtle variations in the world around us, combining science and nature with art and expression.
 Stuart Allen, “Bio,” www.stuartallen.info/bio/stuart_allen_bio. html
 Stuart Allen, “Regarding Kites,” http://www.stuartallen.info/writings/statements/Kites_statement.html