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Painting by Dr. Rotraut Wurst


When I once checked the meaning of my first name, I learned what a powerful, forceful name I got. The valkyrie is a warrior goddess, unstoppable, never giving up. No matter, what others think about her, […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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Acryl Painting and Collage by Dr. Rotraut Wurst

DJ Jampa Sausage and Friends

For the past twenty years, I have been writing raps in different languages (German, English, Latin, French). I use this form to engage with my audience and/or my students and to encourage thinking. The topics […]