Category Archives: Paintings

Sun Scorpio Tarot Death


Sun Scorpio, Tarot Death Tarot Death, Sun Scorpio, illustrates the cycle of life that has little regard for individuality and is associated with the astrological sign of Scorpio. There is no death, only change.  We do not die, we move into another realm. There is no death, only transformation.  There are no ends only points on the circumference of a circle. These remarks tie into the concept that, what we think of as ourselves, is in fact a host for another entity incubating within us. A more appropriate word for Atu 13 is Transformation because the card is as much […]

Sun Scorpio. Tarot Death, Sun Scorpio, illustrates the cycle of life that has little regard for individuality and is associated with the astrological sign of Scorpio.

Prometheus Cain,Consciousness and the Wrath of God


Prometheus Cain and Wrath of God Prometheus Cain Consciousness and the Wrath of God, Oil on canvas, 72 inches by 36 inches, 2010  Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art My painting looks at the mythological dynamic from two perspectives.  It is illustrating the phenomena of enlightenment being shared prior to the punishment being executed. From the Greek perspective it is the agent of enlightenment to man, Prometheus,who is the one suffering the wrath of the Gods. In the Jewish/Christian philosophy it is the receiver of enlightenment, Eve, who suffers the wrath of God. In the background is Zeus looking down from his domain […]

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To Really See Art Exhibit


Art Exhibit To Really See Closes August 13th Art exhibit closing. I currently have two pieces on display at the University of Minnesota Bio Medical Lab Library as part of the Avivo exhibition To Really See. Show closes on Monday August 13th, 2018 Overview This run with the University of Minnesota presents over thirty pieces of art. It shows at the Bio-Medical Library until August 13th, 2018. The exhibition is a project curated by Jes Reyes, the Coordinator of Avivo’s ArtWorks program, and co-organized by Paul Ranelli, a Professor of Social Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. […]

Sun Enters Cancer, Tarot Key Chariot


Sun Enters Cancer, Tarot Key Chariot Tarot Key Chariot, Oil on canvas, 2006 Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art Tarot Chariot, represents the inundation bringing the return of life to the Nile Valley. The Chariot, illustrates the result of unleashing the possibilities, explained in the Lovers, and the danger of being swept away by them. The interpretation of the  Chariot in a tarot reading is an overcoming of obstacles, recovery and success although this may be only temporary. The degree and duration of success will depend upon the amount of work we have done to prepare ourselves for the new life situations […]

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Mystery is Energy


Sphinx, Mystery is Energy Sphinx, Mystery is Energy. Oil on canvas, 48 inches by 72 inches, 2010  Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art She  expresses Mystery is Energy and when she loses her mystery she dies. Represents also the mystery of  our life journey. In the back ground is written the riddle of the Sphinx, in jumbled Greek letters, and in the foreground are the dead bodies of her previous lovers. The aesthetic comes to her passively in contemplation and she meets him as dynamic energy  issuing from this contemplation. She confronts us to make us think, to find answers for ourselves, to […]

Sphinx, oil on canvas, 72 inches by 48 inches by Minneapolis visual artist Roger Williamson

Orpheus Eurydice


Orpheus Eurydice: Don’t Look Back Orpheus Eurydice, Oil on canvas, 36 inches by 72 inches, 2011 Buy original painting from Saatchi Gallery The most famous story in which Orpheus figures is that of his wife Eurydice and her attempted return from the underworld. While walking in tall grass at her wedding, Eurydice was set upon by a satyr.  In her efforts to escape the satyr, Eurydice fell into a nest of vipers and suffered a fatal bite on her heel. Her body was discovered by Orpheus who, overcome with grief, played such sad and mournful songs that all the nymphs […]

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Sun Enters Gemini, Tarot Card Lovers


Sun Enters Gemini, Tarot Card Lovers Gemini Sun tarot card Lovers represents  the duality of our brain on the point of becoming conscious. The duality of the brain is illustrated by the union of the Maiden and the Serpent. The figure descending from the sky is the appearance of human consciousness, self awareness. Inspiration for my depiction of the Lovers card came from Paolo Uccello’s  painting of Saint George and the Dragon. On first view, of Paolo Uccello’s painting it appears the male hero is liberating the maiden from the dragon.  However, on closer scrutiny,  it can be seen that the maiden holds and […]

Princess Pentacles, Princess Earth


Princess Pentacles Princess of Earth, Princess of Pentacles representing Earth of Earth. Taken from Tarot of the Morning Star deck.Tarot Princess Earth Pentacles is the sixteenth and final tarot Court Card and as such represents a hidden spirit or Goddess. She is the culmination and synthesis of the previous 15 Court Cards. This is symbolized by the card, as depicted in the Tarot of the Morning Star deck, as the princess holding a fox. When a fox has gone to ground, retreated to its lair, the phenomenon is referred to as the animal having gone to earth. Normally, the fox […]

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Leda Zeus Trojan War


Leda Zeus root of the Trojan War Leda and the Swan, Trojan War, oil on canvas 72 inches by 48 inches 2012  Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art Leda in Greek mythology, was daughter of the Aetolian king Thestius, and wife of the king Tyndareus of Sparta. According to the myth, Zeus appeared to her in the form of a swan, seducing and impregnating her. Leda produced four offspring from two eggs: Castor and Clytemnestra from one egg, and Helen and Polydeuces from the other. As the mother of Helen of Troy, she is root of the “Time of Hero’s”, […]

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Origin of Human Consciousness Dramatized In Ancient Myth and Visual Art


Origin of Human Consciousness Dramatized In Ancient Myth and Visual Art I was prompted to create this post after reading The Origin of Consciousness in the Break Down of the Bicameral Mind by  Julian Jaynes and recognising similarities to my own theory of Dream Linguistics. Jaynes argues that the breakdown of the Bicameral Mind and the appearance of human consciousness can in a large part be attributed to writing. Because he could  now read an individual no longer heard the words of gods or kings The once direct communication that had existed between individuals from gods and ancestors was broken. […]

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