Beatrix Ost – Illuminations and Illusions

The Interactive Exhibition of Beatrix Ost‘s Illuminations and Illusions is below. (Visit the 3D Virtual Exhibition here.)


This exhibition includes a soundtrack which you can launch in a separate window. Return to this tab to experience the exhibition along with the music. For a true olfactory experience, check out Beatrix’s Rose Essential Oil.


Artist Statement

“If your mind is awakened, you know the struggle we wage against an insidious form of helplessness. You pass a majestic tree and you want to bow before the transcendent will which embodies itself in his sophisticated DNA, already tested for its compatibility with the crickets’ song in his leaves, the squirrel hiding in the armpits of his branches, the fruit he feeds the friendly bear passing by.

As a human, you want to bow and assure every species, including our own, that it will be able to continue in its accustomed round. Our children, too. Yes, they should be in school and not fretting about the future.

Let me bow also to that river beneath the bridge, to its fish, its plant life. Let me tread carefully into the grasshopper’s realm, the snake’s kingdom, the bees’ airspace. Let me sing the song of seasons, the glory of the rain, the backbone of the frost. Whatever threatens these things threatens the rose of love.

But our science threatens them, our science which has made us so rich. We are guilty of desecrating them all at the height of our intellectual triumph.

Where are the roses? Our triumphant mind is threatened at its core. We never envisioned the vulnerability we are living today. The idea that it could be too late does not compute, because it forces us out past the ragged edge of silence.

My love is threatened. How could this happen? Indifference slunk in undetected beneath the umbrella of the information age. I wear the frock of helplessness. Don’t judge my elegance alone. Don’t judge the vulnerability of a flower by its beauty. It is there, and deeply so. It is a reminder, a cloak to cover the struggle, the sadness.

My love is threatened.”

-Beatrix Ost, “Illuminations & Illusions”

Backstage of the Mind, 1976
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"Backstage of the Mind"
Oil on Canvas, 1976
The King's Indictment, 2002-19
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"The King's Indictment"
Oil on Canvas, 2002-2019
The Interpretation of Dreams, 1972
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"The Interpretation of Dreams"
Oil on Canvas, 1972
Paradise Paradox, 1986
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"Paradise Paradox"
Oil on Canvas, 1986
Dusk, 1986
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"Dusk"
Oil on Canvas, 1986
Responsibility is a Triumphant Tool, 2019
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"Responsibility is a Triumphant Tool"
Oil on Canvas, 2019
Omnivore's Natural History, 2019
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"Omnivore's Natural History"
Oil on Canvas, 2019
Irresponsibility, 2019
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"Irresponsibility"
Oil on Canvas, 2019
The Hunter Haunted, 1984
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"The Hunter Haunted"
Oil on Canvas, 1984
Nature Politely Declines - Metamorphosis of Order, 2002
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"Nature Politely Declines - Metamorphosis of Order"
Oil on Canvas, 2002
Illuminations and Illusions, 1988-2019
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"Illuminations and Illusions"
Oil on Canvas, 1988-2019
Utopia Lost, 1992
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"Utopia Lost"
Oil on Canvas, 1992
Dawn, 1986
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"Dawn"
Oil on Canvas, 1986
I Should Be In School, 2019
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"I Should Be In School"
Oil on Canvas, 2019
The Edge of Our Silence, 2019
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"The Edge of Our Silence"
Oil on Canvas, 2019
Anything is Possible, 2019
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"Anything is Possible"
Oil on Canvas, 2019
Aphrodite's Well, 2019
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"Aphrodite's Well"
Oil on Canvas, 2019

Available works for Sale from this Exhibition

Hand-Signed Product Bundle: Illuminations & Illusions - Books, CD & Rose Oil by Beatrix Ost
Hand-Signed Product Bundle: Illuminations & Illusions - Books, CD & Rose Oil by Beatrix Ost

$180.00

Beatrix Ost Rose Essential Oil
Beatrix Ost Rose Essential Oil

$50.00

Beatrix Ost's "Illuminations and Illusions Original Soundtrack" - Compact Disc by Red Flower Lake
Beatrix Ost's "Illuminations and Illusions Original Soundtrack" - Compact Disc by Red Flower Lake

$25.00

"Aphrodite's Well", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Aphrodite's Well", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost

$17,000.00

"Anything is Possible", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Anything is Possible", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost

$10,000.00

"The Edge of Our Silence", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"The Edge of Our Silence", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost

$20,000.00

"I Should be In School", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"I Should be In School", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost

$10,000.00

"Dawn", Oil on Canvas, 1986, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Dawn", Oil on Canvas, 1986, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost

$10,000.00

"Utopia Lost", Oil on Canvas, 1992, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Utopia Lost", Oil on Canvas, 1992, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost

$25,000.00

"Illuminations and Illusions", Oil on Canvas, 1988-2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Illuminations and Illusions", Oil on Canvas, 1988-2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost

$25,000.00

"Nature Politely Declines - Metamorphosis of Order", Oil on Canvas, 2002, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Nature Politely Declines - Metamorphosis of Order", Oil on Canvas, 2002, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost

$25,000.00

"The Hunter Haunted", Oil on Canvas, 1984, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"The Hunter Haunted", Oil on Canvas, 1984, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost

Call for Price

"Irresponsibility", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Irresponsibility", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost

$10,000.00

"Omnivore's Natural History", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Omnivore's Natural History", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost

$20,000.00

"Responsibility is a Triumphant Tool", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Responsibility is a Triumphant Tool", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost

$10,000.00

"Dusk", Oil on Canvas, 1986, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Dusk", Oil on Canvas, 1986, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost

$23,000.00

"Aphrodite's Well", Limited-Edition Hand-Signed Fine Art Print by Beatrix Ost
"Aphrodite's Well", Limited-Edition Hand-Signed Fine Art Print by Beatrix Ost

$650.00

"The Edge of Our Silence", Limited-Edition Hand-Signed Fine Art Print by Beatrix Ost
"The Edge of Our Silence", Limited-Edition Hand-Signed Fine Art Print by Beatrix Ost

$600.00

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Hand-Signed Product Bundle: Illuminations & Illusions - Books, CD & Rose Oil by Beatrix Ost
Beatrix Ost Rose Essential Oil
Beatrix Ost's "Illuminations and Illusions Original Soundtrack" - Compact Disc by Red Flower Lake
"Aphrodite's Well", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Anything is Possible", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"The Edge of Our Silence", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"I Should be In School", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Dawn", Oil on Canvas, 1986, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Utopia Lost", Oil on Canvas, 1992, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Illuminations and Illusions", Oil on Canvas, 1988-2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Nature Politely Declines - Metamorphosis of Order", Oil on Canvas, 2002, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"The Hunter Haunted", Oil on Canvas, 1984, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Irresponsibility", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Omnivore's Natural History", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Responsibility is a Triumphant Tool", Oil on Canvas, 2019, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Dusk", Oil on Canvas, 1986, Fine Art Original by Beatrix Ost
"Aphrodite's Well", Limited-Edition Hand-Signed Fine Art Print by Beatrix Ost
"The Edge of Our Silence", Limited-Edition Hand-Signed Fine Art Print by Beatrix Ost
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