Mapping the Artist: Stephen Linsteadt

An interview with artist and poet Stephen Linsteadt:

Stephen’s sensitive and unusual openness invites and affirms the life and creativity of other artists and writers, as he brilliantly encourages us to participate in his artistic journey. . .


Osiris Suffocating in a Lead Coffin

The alchemist’s vessel or alembic is hermetically sealed (sealed in lead) where the spirit imprisoned in matter is cooked and suffocated. On a psychological level, it is the process of suffocating or cooking our natural tendency to blame other people and outside events for our problems. I

Dionysus and the Leopard

The Egyptian goddess, Bastet, has a human body and the head of a cat. The feline head contains the feminine aspect with its innate preponderance of thinking of fantasy, festivity, emotions, sense of community, music, magic, and about spiritual activity. This is in contrast to the rigid scientific and mechanistic thinking mode of the male.…

Drowning Nymphs in Paint

Drowning Nymphs in Paint Water nymphs lurking beneath pools of paint shape-shift into images of my paranoia and the foolishness of flesh. If my mind could glimpse my soul it would not return, mesmerized by the radiance of essence. Yet it remains vacant behind blobs of paint laid out on my disposable palette. Anticipation is…