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Sunrise at the Beach

Lacquer colors are a celebration of diverse colors, like a sunrise that promises new hope for the new day. To experience the sunrise, the glitter of the water in all the colors of the rainbow, […]

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Trauma/Abuse – Buddhism – Therapy

The picture is a confrontation with sexual abuse. Whoever has experienced abuse has to live with it their whole life. Even if the former victim has dealt and worked with the abuse. Situations, smells, sounds, […]

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Scary Moor – Always in Motion…

“Always in motion the” moor “is”, changing a little bit the quote of Yoda from Star Wars about the future. A scary, fascinating, exciting, and challenging space, somehow like life itself. Inspired by a nature reserve walking […]

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Storm Surge

At the beginning of 2022, there was a storm surge in northern Germany again. My fence or privacy shield of straw mats was torn down several times by the strong wind and had to be […]

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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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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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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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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 – […]