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OBERT FITTJE
Tallahassee, Florida - United States



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Artist Statement

In addition to the mythology of our culture, we all have certain experiences, expressions and images that have deep personal significance and meaning. These form the foundation of our personal mythology. Some of us have richer and more elaborate personal mythologies than others. Recently I came to the realization that I was mainly painting the images of my own personal mythology. I am self taught as a painter and after painting for eleven years, I consider that to my advantage as the icons of my mythology are rarely something out there in the material world. My paintings lie somewhere between the presence and the absence of an identifiable image. It would have been a waste of time for me to have spent years learning the techniques to make my paintings look realistic because the subjects of my mythology are mostly imaginary. I do not go outside to nature to find the subjects of my paintings, but rather I paint inside using my imagination and the images of my personal mythology. As a retired professional psychologist, I have been trained in the use of projective tests such as the Rorschach Inkblots where the observer is presented with purposely-vague images. The observer makes of it what he or she will and that is how I want others to view my paintings. I make of it an image within the framework of my own personal mythology. Whether it has any meaning to anyone else is to be determined by the observer in ...

Original Artworks (215)

Obert Fittje; golden orb redone, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 I painted the original of this years ago and when going through my collection, I noticed it needed some work. I added some more gold foil around some of the darker spots and varnished the whole thing again. It is simply a golden orb and blade using ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2018
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Obert Fittje; moon bending over, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a commission from a friend who has a beach house and is always looking for the moon over the Florida beach.  What would it look like if we caught the moon bending over ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2016
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Green Fractal Monk, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   This is one in a series of paintings of monks of each basic color made up of smaller fractals of monks. This is the green fractal monk in the series.                           ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2007
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Blue Magnolia, 2011, Original Photography Color, 8 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is an extreme close- up of a magnolia blossom that takes on the aspect of an abstract piece of art.                          ...
Obert Fittje
Original Color Photograph, 2011
8 x 12 inches (20.3 x 30.5 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Plastic Blue Lilly, 2013, Original Computer Art, 12 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241   This is a computer generated image of a Lilly of the Nile that has been created by using the Photoshop filter that makes the image look plastic.                         ...
Obert Fittje
Original Computer Art, 2013
12 x 8 inches (30.5 x 20.3 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Plastic Lilly of the Nile, 2013, Original Computer Art, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is a computer generated image of a Lilly of the Nile that has been created by using the Photoshop filter that makes the image look plastic.                        ...
Obert Fittje
Original Computer Art, 2013
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Deep in the Woods, 2013, Original Photography Color, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241        This is a color digital image of being deep in the woods.                      ...
Obert Fittje
Original Color Photograph, 2013
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Plastic Stream, 2013, Original Computer Art, 12 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241       This is a computer generated digital image of a rocky stream that was created using the Photoshop filter that makes the image look plastic.                     ...
Obert Fittje
Original Computer Art, 2013
12 x 8 inches (30.5 x 20.3 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Plastic Bud, 2013, Original Computer Art, 8 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241      This is a computer generated digital image of a bud that was created using the Photoshop filter that makes the image look plastic.                    ...
Obert Fittje
Original Computer Art, 2013
8 x 12 inches (20.3 x 30.5 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Plastic Birches, 2013, Original Computer Art, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241     This is a computer generated digital image of birch trees that was created using the Photoshop filter that makes the image look plastic.                   ...
Obert Fittje
Original Computer Art, 2013
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Extruded Flowers, 2007, Original Computer Art, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241    This is a computer generated floral digital image of flowers that has been filtered through the Photoshop filter extrude.                  ...
Obert Fittje
Original Computer Art, 2007
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Blade in the Clouds, 2010, Original Mixed Media, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  First, the clouds and sky were painted in using oil paint and then silver gilding was used to create a blade- like object floating in the sky.                ...
Obert Fittje
Original Mixed Media, 2010
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Extruded Blue Flower, 2011, Original Photography Color, 12 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is a digital image of a blue flower that has been transformed into an abstract image using Photoshop's extruding filter.               ...
Obert Fittje
Original Color Photograph, 2011
12 x 8 inches (30.5 x 20.3 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Threshold of Eternity, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241   This is an abstract pictorial representation of the mystical idea of being on the threshold of eternity.              ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2008
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Light and Water, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241   This is an abstract landscape of light and water, perhaps some golden trees on the bank of a river.             ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2004
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Emanations, 2003, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is an abstract landscape representing the mystical idea of the Godhead Who emanates out into the world.            ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2003
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Christ and Buddha, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   This is an image that combines Buddhism and Christianity with the Buddha sitting under the tree meditating and the figure of Christ crucified in the tree/ on the cross.           ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2010
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Golden Birches II, 2014, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  Another title for this work would be Golden Birches Upside Down  My wife prefers this work to be hung upside down from my original intent with the blue water coming up from below.  I think it works both ways.            ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2014
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Golden Birches, 2014, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  There's an old joke about abstract paintings:
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2014
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Primal Eye, 2014, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  This painting was done years ago, but when I checked it recently, the colors had changed over time.  It was originally painted with only black and white paint, but because of the linseed medium to make the paint run, some golden yellow color has emerged over time.  ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2014
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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