Paintings, drawings, photos and videos by Stefan Stenudd
The Eye of the Beholder
The best work of art I ever accomplished, was a painted relief in clay of a proud, ferocious eagle - spread out wings, claws stretched forward, as in the very moment before striking its prey. It was spectacular, and I loved it. So did my mother, seemingly sincerely.
Well, it broke. Not far from crying, I collected the pieces of it, had a final look at my masterpiece - in this cut-up condition - and threw it in the garbage.
Later, I have hundreds of times cursed myself for not simply gluing it together again. The pieces were few, it would have been an easy enough task. On the other hand, the pride and glory of my eagle could hardly have remained untainted. Maybe it was better to give it up.
Ever since, I have had a gnawing urge to repeat that artistic feat, and this might be the motivation behind my art work. I stay away from clay, though.
Faces in Oil
Now in Color
Photos: B o d y
Photos: Tokyo Train Ride
Photos: Kosice Closeups
Photos: Quebec Closeups
Photos: Touching Water.
Photos: Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Photos: Folks at a Festival.
B o d y Digital altering.
Photos: Water Streams
Photos: Stone on stone
Photos: F a l l
Photos: S n o w
Photos: "Under Construction".
Photos: L o o
Photos: Glimpses of a Valley Garden.
All about the peaceful Japanese martial art.
A system of jo (staff) and ken (sword) exercises for aikido students.
My paintings, drawings, photos and video art.
My writing - fiction as well as non-fiction.
What the Greek philosophers thought about the cosmos, the gods and the myths.
Myth, its psychology and archetypes.
Essays on various topics I find intriguing.
My reviews of film, TV, and music.
My Other Websites
Myths in general and myths of creation in particular.
Qi (also spelled chi
) explained, with exercises to increase it.
An encyclopedia of life energy concepts around the world.
The wisdom of Taoism and the Tao Te Ching, its primary source.
The ancient Chinese system of divination and free online reading.
Tarot card meanings in divination and a free online spread.
The complete horoscope and how to read it.
Zodiac sign astrology, explaining each sign and its meaning.
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My Twitter account.
My Amazon Author page.
My YouTube account with aikido videos.
My YouTube account Aravadia, with art videos and poetry.
My Swedish website.
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I'm a Swedish writer
of fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an artist
, an historian of ideas
and a 7 dan Aikikai Shihan aikido instructor
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