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Sphinx Painting

Roger Williamson

United States

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 48 W x 72 H x 3 D in

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Sphinx, oil on canvas, 2010, re-worked 2021. She expresses Mystery is Energy and when she loses her mystery she dies. 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 find our own unique images in the imagined chaos of the universe. The lasting success of movies such as 2001, is that they are open ended and it is left up to us, the viewers, to imagine and figure out for ourselves whatever meaning may lie in the work. I used this image of to represent the Queen of Air in my Tarot of the Morning Star deck.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:48 W x 72 H x 3 D in

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Roger Williamson is a visual artist, residing and creating in Minneapolis Minnesota. Born in Loughborough, England, in 1947 and growing up in Coventry he was inspired from an early age by the French Symbolist painters of late nineteenth century France, These artistic influences, in conjunction with his own esoteric upbringing and practical experiences of magick, mythology and dream control, form the matrix, a collective oeuvre upon which his paintings and writings are an extension. Using diverse creative media, whether painting or writing books, Williamson endeavors to develop techniques that materialize the sensuous dreaming experience into the language of the waking world. Aspiring to reintroduce mystery and ambiguity back into the adventure of human existence through the creative process, encouraging artistic audiences towards "living effulgent and invigorating lives, revitalized from the secretions of our subconscious." Roger Williamson is the creator of Tarot of the Morning Star deck and the author of The Sun at Night. 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. 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 eye out of what initially was perceived as chaos. Through this technique, letting a work speak to a deeper self than the superficial mind involves the viewer in the creative process, their imagination evolves the artwork to another level. The work is no longer stationary but part of a wave as is nature herself.

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