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Visionary Art by Paul B. Rucker

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Website Profile: To be upfront, this is another listing to showcase my art website, but I think it would be pretty obvious that a strong gay sensibility permeates my interpretations of male figures. Historically I have sold male-depicting originals to females by a ratio of almost 2 to 1; I've been told many times that it's because while it's not hard to find depictions of beautiful women-as-goddesses (obviously done by folks who are erotically attracted to women) it IS difficult to find well-done images of men as divine. Not only difficult to begin with but even more so to look outside of certain culturally engrained stereotypes of what men are "supposed to be" to discover richer and more vibrant depictions of divine male beauty.

If you come to take a look at my Gods, keep that in mind.

Over the last 14 years my depiction of the Yezidi/Feri Blue God, "Melek Ta'us, " has become famous. Yet before I created it, there was no image of Him. I made it to find out who He was, because many years ago a former lover told me of having been initiated into Feri and seeing this being appear, surrounded by rainbows. Until that moment, despite my vast acquaintances with many gods of many pantheons, my practical experience of the Masculine in public Wicca and Paganism was of the Horned God and the Green God essentially as straight male roles written large. In fact, I didn't even feel comfortable calling myself a "man" until my early 20s mostly because I felt so little sense of relationship with what that was supposed to mean.

What an efflorescence of the idea of Being-a-Man we have seen in the last 20 years, thank goodness! We've come to a very advanced point and the evolution keeps on going. I hope my artwork has helped that along in some small way.

Let me tell what happened when I attended my first Faerie Festival (Faerieworlds, in Oregon) back in 2005. I went for a day just thinking it would be a pleasant getaway and not expecting any life-changing sights. I seriously believed it would be mostly about girl-fae and baby-fae and some gnarly old goblin-fae like 95% of the faerie art marketed out there. Lo and behold, everywhere I turned there were all different kinds of men out there getting their "fae" on. Next year I returned as the avatar of a male faerie I wanted to see: the feathered and jeweled and shining Blue Man, who has been so well received that images of me have been incorporated into their national advertising (I even showed up as the illustration for a piece about the fest in Maxim Magazine in August 2008!) .

And I became inspired with the vision of interpreting male faeries in my own way, as embodiments of nature/spirit in beauty and strength and nuance of character. There will be more to come in that vein, there is such a need and an audience for it! (I need to find me some models!)


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