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The Century of the Pandemic

The pandemic has been a daily topic for more than two years. “The daily bread”: mandatory masks, lockdowns, homeschooling, home office, protests, corona deniers, vaccinations, depression, loneliness, violence, and, and, and… There seems to be […]

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Acrylic Painting by Dr. Rotraut Wurst


A person, sitting under a waterfall, meditates, surrounded by water and barely visible. The waterfall pours down on the meditating person, who bathes in it, and enjoys the bath in the cool water.In the visualization, […]

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Skylla und Charybdis

Scylla and Charybdis

Strange how an idea takes on a life of its own: the painting began with the memory of JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the threateningly blazing eye of Sauron emerging from the […]

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Take a deep breath and sail…

A meditation via zoom by James Young (queerzenmeditation, LOFT, New York, US) moved me to the canvas. The idea was to focus on the breath, forcing nothing, but to sail, like on the water between […]

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Big Bang(s), Werk von Dr. Rotraut Wurst

Big Bang(s)

Interested in astronomy and fascinated by science fiction, the universe, and the idea of possible multiverses, this work was created. Black holes, supernovae, and explosions that release or swallow energy and possibly erupt it again […]

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Now and Then, Acrylic Painting by Dr. Rotraut Wurst

Now and Then

For as long as I can remember, I didn’t seem to fit into the image of what society considers common for a girl. Inspired by an old photo of me riding a tricycle when I […]

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Facets (New Lotusses 2), Wall Painting by Dr. Rotraut Wurst

Facets (New Lotusses 2)

Another Vasarely inspired wall picture, my deceased wife had painted. Again I had to go on working on it and in the end decorate it with the last Christmas tree balls. So many new facets […]

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New Lotusses, Wall Painting by Dr. Rotraut Wurst

New Lotusses

Years ago, long before my wife died after two years of a horrible desease, she had painted these flowers on a wall of one of the rooms. This was inspired by Vasarely. When she had […]

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Hommage to Them, Acrylic Painting. Artist: Dr. Rotraut Wurst

Hommage to Them.

I created this painting with its expressive colors because I was impressed by a person I know only virtually because of the pandemic. The goal was not a portrait or photograph but to capture all […]

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Lotos-See, Werk von Dr. Rotraut Wurst


The lotus grows out of the mud, the muddy water. The mud, the dirt, everything drips off and it grows into a beautiful flower. Therefore, it is no coincidence that in Buddhism Buddhas are always […]

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"Happy" - Collage von Dr. Rotraut Wurst


The bright colors are inspired by the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and by Asian calligraphy. To be happy is to experience the world radiantly, to smile, to be present in the moment. Each facet […]