Paintings Three


Roger Williamson Paintings Three

Roger Williamson visual artist, residing and creating in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Atavistic Memories depicts a male human figure in the throes of recalling the tracks of his heritage back to the dawn of time. In displaying numerous characteristics from these epochs, he evokes the behavior and mannerisms of each in the present. The phenomenon is in harmony with shamanism, psychedelic experiences, creative dreaming and transformational psychology.
Atavistic Memories
In Times of Peril. The painting illustrates a technique utilized by some practitioners of the magical tradition to ward off what is perceived as, and known by, psychic attack. In many ways, the method mirrors the use in Medieval times on churches where a grotesque image, gargoyle, was stationed on the outside of the building to ward off evil influences.
In Times of Peril She Would Call Up All Strange Orders Of Spirits Into Her Aura To Protect Herself From Evil
Three Levels of Fall. Left Panel Fall: Paradise is for those who do what they are told Reaching for the serpent of wisdom and knowledge the seeker awakens the suppressed aspects of the self. The awakened individual becomes alert to all the previously suppressed personalities and potentials. We wake up through escaping from the prison of religion and societies values. At the bottom left is our deepest sense of being. It is awakening from sleep symbolized by the figure’s necklace that is Kephera, the Ancient Egyptian Sun at Night, that forces the Sun to rise at dawn. On the bottom right of the work we can see the sleeper is guarded by the Goat of Mendes. Center Panel ANESIDORA Anesidora, she who sends up gifts, is a title of the Greek Pandora. It is she who releases man’s opportunities, the challenges we need to overcome, from the vase given to her by the Gods. Right Panel She Enters Her Dream And Takes Back Her Mask Of Power What we need we find within.
Three Levels of Fall
Fall is the left panel ot the triptych Three Levels of Fall. Left Panel Fall: Paradise is for those who do what they are told Reaching for the serpent of wisdom and knowledge the seeker awakens the suppressed aspects of the self. The awakened individual becomes alert to all the previously suppressed personalities and potentials. We wake up through escaping from the prison of religion and societies values. At the bottom left is our deepest sense of being. It is awakening from sleep symbolized by the figure’s necklace that is Kephera, the Ancient Egyptian Sun at Night, that forces the Sun to rise at dawn. On the bottom right of the work we can see the sleeper is guarded by the Goat of Mendes.
Fall
Center Panel Anesidora, she who sends up gifts, is a title of the Greek Pandora. It is she who releases man’s opportunities, the challenges we need to overcome, from the vase given to her by the Gods.
Pandora, Anesidora
Right Panel She Enters Her Dream And Takes Back Her Mask Of Power What we need we find within.
She Entered Her Dream and Took Back Her Mask of Power
Sphinx 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.
Sphinx
Temptation hovers over a young woman's left shoulder Dedicated to the memory of Belgian painter Felicien Rops
LeLet Me Talk Over Your Left Shoulder
williamson artGallery Paintings,symbolic artist. The De Quincy connection provides another example of altered state religious experience induced by a mind altering substance leading to derangement of the senses. Thomas De Quincy’s book, Confessions of an English Opium Eater, is a detailed account of the day to day life of an early 19th century laudanum addict written in chronological style. However, in the chapter Levana and our Ladies of Sorrow we find a dramatic textual shift into one of a gnomic style that attempts to depict an alien phantasmagoric world.
Sabbat, or The Dark Interpreter, De Quincey Dreams of Levanah and Our Ladies of Sorrow.
In this painting Orpheus is depicted being carried on the River of Oblivion after is death at the hands of the Maenads
Dead Orpheus
paranormal. Depicts the flow of nature and the fire within.
Organic
From the Papyrus of Ani, Chapter 15 Adoration of Ra at his rising on the eastern horizon of heaven, by the Osiris scribe of the holy offerings of all the gods, Ani.
The Coming of Ra
Greek mythology, Hypnos,Night,Nyx,Morpheus
Dreaming Within the Fields of Hypnos
moonpool, artemis,Greek mythology,
Bathing at the Moonpool
Hypnos, Morpheus, Nyx,Sleep, Dreams, Greek mythology
Skein of the Dream Weaver

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Williamson’s works belong to a “theatre” of life.

Building upon classical myths and ancient themes the paintings invite the viewers into spheres of consciousness- characterised by ethereal portraits and kaleidoscopic color palettes.

Aesthetica

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 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.

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