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Man in the Crow, 2012

In Holland we have a saying . De Kraaienmars blazen . meaning whistle the crows march .A person about to die . At the moment of birth also in life we have the companion of a crow .

The Sandman
The Sandman, 2012

The promise of the dream .Some of us are like the sandman .
The red spot on the mandible
The red spot on the mandible, 2012
The clown and the Albatros both have feeding spot on their the mandible . One feeds the young and the other also . and yet they are creatures that live a lonesome lifes.one at the open ocean and the other only lives up on the stage
The introvert
The introvert, 2012

Ones inner head space
The Cure and table to conjure up fake angels
The Cure and table to conjure up fake angels, 2012

Most of us look for a cure , for one thing or the other and yet a pill of sugar can cure most things
Te Po  The night
Te Po The night, 2012

The Lion to me is the King among the animals , but the wolf is the shadow of the night
Shaman Dreaming
Shaman Dreaming. 2012

Transformation
Shaman Dreaming.
Shaman Dreaming, 2012

Just a gentle smell and the escaping from the foot
The immigrants tale' oil painting 2001
The Immigrants tale, 2010
Everyone is in this world an immigrant ,some move far afield ,
some are moving in little circles .
Encantations are uttered with extended lips oil paining 2006
Encantations are uttered with extended lips , 2006
Love makes most animals almost Human
Love makes most animals almost Human

Children are surounded by mystery and something other worldly , they utter bubbles
Greed is transparent
Greed is transparent

The false promise
Godhead
Godhead

Something larger than life and also that is tainted by age


Boyhood dream
Boyhood dream

As a child I had dreams of visiting the Indians and be part of their tribe
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Untitled
At night time some black swans turn white
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The Trickster
when_dreams
When dreams
rainbows
Rainbow
reach
Reach
remove
Remove
Reflection on a pond

Tree shedding its moons, 2004

" Clouds at the Gateway" oil painting 2003
Clouds at the gateway, 2003
'Basket with deadly currency"oil painting 2002
Basket with deadly currency, 2002
'Shifting sands ' oil painting 2002
Shifting sands, 2002
It is written on a flounder , 2002 oil painting
It is written on a flounder, 2002
Crescent moons are like ships in the sky . Oil painting  2002
Cresent Moons are like ships in the Sky, 2002

Compass for traveling sandy shores, 2002

The more Human face of a scarab, 2002

Kites are the pens that write the scriptures in the Sky, 2002

Cosmic leaf – Five season series, 2002

Civilization adrift, 2002

Bridge to Kapiti, 2002

Jumping the serpent, 1998

Shadow on its journey through the land of shadows, 1998

"In the land of shadows Clouds move sideways " large oil painting by Robert Franken 1997
In the land of shadow, Clouds move sideways 1997
One foot in one and the other   painting 1996
One foot in one and the other, 1996
Shedding the golden eggs 720 pdi oil painting 1993.
Shedding the golden eggs, 1993
Pact between the swan and the moon 720 pdi oil painting 1992.
Pact between the swan and the moon, 1992
Talking in tongues 720 pdi oil painting 1992
Taking in tongues. 1992
Prana 720 pdi oil painting 1992
Parana, 1992
Journey through the corner of ones eye 720 pdi oil painting 1987.
Journey through the corner of ones eye, 1987

A state of profound abstract, 1986

Pink bird and Guardian fish, 1984

Arriving in the sea of different views
Arriving in the sea of different views

Burning of Past Karma

Bird silently walking past

Land where the spirits fly
Land where the spirits fly

Our more romantic view of the East

The dimensions of my stepping stones 720 pdi oil painting 1984
Dimensions of my stepping stones, 1984

The eyes of my onlooker. 1984

The five seasons, 2002

The Mystic  720 pdi oil painting 2002.
The Mystics, 2002

Those who wants more versus those who want little, 2002

When all the planets are alined Oil painting 1999
When all the planets are aligned, 1999
Shedding the skin
Shedding the skin

Window to communicate

Window to drift

Window to reflex

Window upon

Window within

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About artist

Robert Franken

  To me, the process of painting is a journey and the actual painting, when finished, holds the key to the next one. I hope to intertwine being an artist with whatever I do or think, and thereby meet myself in unexpected places. It is my concern to act upon what I really know and screen out that which I have gathered over the years and which is not really mine.
This, I guess, will be a continuous journey Robèrt Franken, 


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