Glain Nadredd Serpent Stone of Celtic Mythology Les Nadredds serpent Oil on canvas, 48 inches by 36 inches. This picture is dedicated to Arthur Machen and his novel The White People. Glain Nadredd is the Serpent Stone of Celtic mythology, sometimes referred to as Adder Stone, which were believed to be created by a coming together of snakes, normally occurring in Spring, but more auspicial on May Eve. The stones, thought to be created from snakes saliva, were claimed to have magical qualities, much like mirrors, that would allow entry into the spirit world. In the Mabinogion, Peredur is given a magical stone that allows him […]
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Shadow, Holy, Guardian Angel or Succubus Oil on wood, 24 inches by 24 inches, 2016 Buy the original painting now From Saatchi Art Shadow, Holy, Guardian Angel or Succubus Shadow, Holy Guardian Angel or Succubus represents what is our true self. Primal, ruthless and God like. The phenomena has close parallels with accounts of alien abduction and theories of bicameral mind expressed by Julian Jaynes in this book The Origins of Consciousness.
Artist Statement Art is an externalization of struggle to rationalize and give form to something not understood. The artist, like the oyster, is driven to externalize this conflict into the image of a pearl. In some circles this definition is called exorcism. I believe art should be appreciated through a viewer’s individual intercourse with the work, allowing the image to speak for itself and not be prejudged by societies academic paradigms. This concept has close parallels to techniques first acquired in childhood, such as the ability to stare at clouds and see recognizable images arise and fall in the mind’s […]
Sabbat or Dark Interpreter, De Quincy Dreams of Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow Oil on wood, 48 inches by 48 inches, 2016 Since the Middle Ages, until comparatively recently, a conjecture of public opinion held the view that visits of witches and warlocks to the Sabbat were a physical experience. In recent times this view has, by many, been transformed into a concept that attendance at the Sabbat is induced by hallucinogenic substances, ingredients often absorbed through the skin from the well known “flying ointment”. See Sacred Mushroom and the Cross by John M. Allegro for an illustration of […]
Ghosts In The Domaine Ghosts In The Domaine is a glimpse of paintings created by Roger Williamson at his studio, “The Domaine” in Minneapolis. Roger Williamson Art Newsletter Sign Up
Aphrodite of Rhodes Aphrodite of Rhodes, Somewhere The Sun Is Rising Oil on canvas, 24 inches by 18 inches, 2015. Inspired by the statue Aphrodite of Rhodes, in the Archeological Museum of Rhodes, Greece.
Greek God of Sleep Hypnos Oil on canvas, 16 inches by 20 inches, 2015. SOLD. Inspired by a bronze statue from the British Museum London which I first encountered in the late 1960’s early 70’s. The god of sleep Hypnos, first appears in mythology in the works of one of the earliest Greek poets, Hesiod (lived around 700 BC), where he as (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death) were the terrible sons of Nyx (Night). He was, however, generally viewed as benevolent to mankind. The god was frequently mentioned in literary sources, and associated with poppies and sleep-inducing herbs. Hypnos’ wings allowed him to move […]
Dance For Kali All Over Print Shirt DESCRIPTION These premium quality American Apparel all over print shirts feature original art from seam to seam. The cotton-soft 100% polyester wicks moisture and maintains a rich color throughout. All over print tees are unisex fit, so women should make size selections accordingly and order a minimum of one size smaller. Please Note: Every shirt is uniquely produced using a sublimation process that can create anomalies in some areas, typically under the arm, that leaves small portions of fabric white. Purchase Now ABOUT THE ART A woman assumes the god form of Kali. […]
Return of the Mayan Mysteries Her dreaming resurrected the ancient Maya mysteries, from their origins within the web, of flora, fauna, blood, rhythm and celestial cycles of their historic origins. Oil on wood panel, 48 inches by 48 inches, 2015 See Mesoamerican civilizations Maya No related projects. Leave a comment
Capricorn: Goat Mother of the Sun The Goat is the mother of the Sun, for it is in the constellation of Capricorn, whose zoomorph is a goat, that the Sun is reborn, Meaning that the Sun begins to rise again from is lowest point. Adversity is overcome by humor. The central figure displays the personality required for facing adversity, a sense of humor. This is also emphasized by the figure’s horns resembling a medieval fools cap. The spiral beard symbolizes time. The blocks below illustrate the challenges that need to be overcome that become the stairs to achievement. The image is […]