Stefan Stenudd
Stefan Stenudd
About me
I'm a Swedish writer of fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an artist, a historian of ideas and an aikido instructor.


Now in Color

Hands On




Body Photos

Body Digital

Old Oil Paintings

Tokyo Train Ride

Kosice Closeups

Quebec Closeups

Touching Water

Shinjuku, Japan

Folks at a Festival

Water Streams

Stone on Stone


Aikido Inks

Fall Photos

Snow Photos

"Under Construction"


Valley Garden

All's End, science fiction novel by Stefan Stenudd.

All's End
Science fiction novel about a quest through the universe for a perfect world, by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd.
Cosmos of the Ancients
The Greek philosophers and what they thought about cosmology, myth, and the gods, by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder, by Stefan Stenudd.
Occasionally I Contemplate Murder
Thoughts on life, death, and the meaning of it all, by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Tao Te Ching - The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained, by Stefan Stenudd.
Tao Te Ching
The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained. The great Chinese classic, translated and extensively commented by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd.
Life Energy Encyclopedia
by Stefan Stenudd. Qi, prana, spirit, and other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Stenudd's Blog

Art Videos

Art videos - Stefan Stenudd.

Video Art by Stefan Stenudd

Moving images

Lately, I have worked a little with the video camera and Pinnacle Studio software. Tiny experiments, mostly for the fun of it. I have put them on Youtube, but you can access them by clicking the video frames below. Here's my Youtube account, if you prefer going there: Aravadia.
Stefan Stenudd

Live Drawing

Video filmed drawing
I draw a portrait with some complications. It's hard to decide when to stop. I did speed the film up a bit, not to burden the patience of the viewers too much.

When dogs die

Video recital
Do dogs have ghosts? A video filmed poem about souls. I call it a syllable poem, because it consists of only one-syllable words. The dog's name is Max. It is still very much alive :)

In your face

Self-discovery by video as mirror.
We know that we are, and that's about all we know, if Descartes is to be trusted. But we have no idea what that really is. We must watch and learn. The voyeur should turn toward the mirror. For that, the video camera works fine.
So, here I am, watching myself, wondering. The answers to all my questions will come - any day.


Video recital
Give me a drink that saves my soul...


Video recital
Occasionally I contemplate murder... The beginning of a book of mine.
More about the book here: Murder

I like to watch

Video recital
I like to watch. Don't you? This is a video poem about the pleasure of watching. I call it a syllable poem, because it's made up of one-syllable words.

What god are we talking about?

Video recital
My thoughts on the basic questions of theists and atheists:
If a god exists, and if so - what kind of god?

ICE hand jobs

ICE hand jobs. The hand moves in mysterious ways.
The hand fascinates me - whether it's my own or somebody else's. It moves with such refinement that it seems to have a life all of its own. Personality, too. It is so expressive, with its own complex language and yet understandable to all. It speaks, whispers, shouts. And it is very sensual, even before contact. Erotic just by being and moving, ecstatic at the moment of touch. It is at the essence of being alive.
So, I made a series of short video clips, closeup studies of the hand in action - by itself, with an object or another hand. I intend to go on, as long as my fascination does.

Life, that is.

Video recital
What's the meaning of life? And how to find it? A video filmed poem. I call it a syllable poem, because it consists entirely of one-syllable words.

Love in the snow

Video recital
Love and death and snow. A video poem about how they relate. I call it a syllable poem, because it's written entirely with one-syllable words.


Video recital
Who is watching, and who is being watched? Here's a video filmed poem of mine. I call it a letter poem, since it is made up entirely of single letters.


I don't get tired of hands and how they do what they do. What can I say? If you're biased about what kind of hand job you're attracted by, don't bother watching this video.

Skyscraper appearing and disappearing

Turning Torso, the Malmo skyscraper, hiding and returning. No trick of mine. I'm sorry that you have to tilt your head.

Loo Music

Another water dance, and the strange music that can be found in it. A flashy flush.

Beautiful - with a banana

Christina Aguilera's song Beautiful, in a humming version with a banana. You may have trouble recognizing the song. Not for the easily bored.