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Welcome to the Atelier of Dr. Rotraut Wurst

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Inspired by the Power of I.

A few years ago I did a presentation at a conference, invited by the (at the time) “Network Lesbians and Buddhism”. Two years ago – the pandemic had just begun – I met one of […]

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The Storm

In the spring of 2021, several rough storms destroyed roofs and uprooted trees in northern Germany. Watching the stormy sea from the cliffs is always an impressive and dangerous natural spectacle. Nothing can stop the […]

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Buddha on the Monastery Roof

These five roof tiles come from a Christian monastery or, more precisely: a Cistercian monastery . During a vacation with my parents in Bad Herrenalb (Black Forest) – I was still a child -, we passed […]

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Cycle: Approach

This drawing was created at the end of March of 2017. Since the diagnosis in 2015, my wife passed away in a slow, painful, and excruciating way. This process of dying went on until […]

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Early Vegetarians

Originally, I created the black-and-white caricature for a T-Shirt print in 2007. Now, in 2020, I added color and embedded it into a collage. It’s about the idea of living a vegetarian life. Humankind is […]

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Wise?

Humanity thinks about itself being the crown of creation, the “homo sapiens”. This hybris led to destruction, abuse, and exploitation of the earth. Especially the amount of trash makes it look like there would be […]

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Playing Sax

As ‘A Dutiful Daughter’ (see Simone de Beauvoir: Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, 1958) I had to learn the piano. But what really fascinated me was the saxophone. During my first Semester at Uni (in Tübingen, […]

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The Fly 2

Despite Trump’s electoral defeat (as ‘predicted’ by the fly) democracy isn’t like it was before. The stars on the flag seem to be gone. The President is not accepting the election result […]

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First Encounter

This work is inspired by Star Trek Discovery. Lt. Michael Burnham, chief officer of Starship Discovery, meets the “Red Angel”. Time-traveling from the future, the Red Angel causes and influences particular events. As we shall […]

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Swabian Zen

The most important thing for Swabians is to keep everything clean. There’s this thing called “Kehrwoche”. It describes a time period where people have specific duties such as cleaning shared areas like sidewalks. Then, there’s […]