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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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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 […]

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Der große weiße Hai von Dr. Rotraut Wurst

The Great White Shark

This piece was created as a collage because I realized that the T-shirt had become too small. But I am reluctant to just throw something away and to produce even more garbage in today’s – […]

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Yantra von Dr. Rotraut Wurst


A Yantra is a ritual graphic representation in Hinduism and Tantra, which is used as a tool for meditation. A former client gave me his pencil drawing as a gift at the end of the […]

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Die 3 Gesichter der Doberdiva, Wasserfarbe auf Leinwand von Dr. Rotraut Wurst

The three faces of the Doberdiva

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by animals, especially dogs. While attending university, someone broke into my home. The police prevented it just in time. But I no longer felt safe. That’s how […]

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Sollte - Hätte - Könnte - Würde - Machen

Should – Could – Would – Do

I used words that I cut out of the fabric of a T-Shirt that became too small to create this collage. I wrote questions in English, but from right to left, mirror-inverted. People like to […]