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Photo collection from my 2019 road trip to California.


Photo collection following the passing of my Father in January 2019.


Shots from my Father's funeral in February 2019.

Recent Artrovert Blog Posts

Xoterica 19: The Phoenix

“As you think, so shall you become.” (Lee)I am Sai-fon, risen many times from the ashes of my past lives. My previous selves crashed and burned in spectacular fashion. I don’t doubt this feathered fool will fall soon to ash too. I built my own pyre, and consumed myself in…

Xoterica 18: The Disharmony

“There is a powerful craving in most of us to see ourselves as instruments in the hands of others and, thus, free ourselves from responsibility for acts which are prompted by our own questionable inclinations and impulses. [They] hide their malevolence under the virtue of obedience.” (Lee)I see them smiling…

Project Alexandria

I’m 45 years old and have been creating art in many forms and across mediums and media for the bulk of that time. Historically, my productivity has been derailed by major life events – such as divorce, job loss or chronic health condition — but I still managed to remain…

Shore of the Tortured City

This poem was written as a connected response to my colorful painting of the same name, featured as the cover of this blog and included below.The piece captures the current gritty state of consumerism, society and humanity’s addiction to greed. It depicts the abstract silhouette of a burning metropolis, as…

Xoterica 17: The Disclaimer

“When one is not expressing himself, he is not free. Thus, he begins to struggle and the struggle breeds methodical routine. Soon, he is doing his methodical routine as response rather than responding to what is.” (Lee)Both the human known as Chris and the artist known as Artemis Sere are…

The Cryptographer's Epitaph

This epitaph began as a commemorative speech written for my Father’s funeral service. As these pure words began to flow following his passing, I realized the service wasn’t the appropriate place for this raw, comprehensive and honest reflection on my Dad.Throughout the post, I’ve woven in the lyrics to one…

Obituary of Robert Edward Lee (Barry) Zuege

On Friday, February 1, 2019, in the midst of helping my family plan for my Father’s funeral, I performed the heartwrenching work of writing his obituary. As a writer, I felt it was my duty to craft his final statement. As a photographer, I took and offered the shot that…

The Steel Age

The death of my father was a pivot point in the human life of Chris Zuege and his artful ego, Artemis Sere.His exit introduced the need to exile some dreams, hopes, and identities I once held, and replace them anew.Giving Up the Ghost”You have to realize that someday you will…

Xoterica 16: The Fog

“Art is the way to the absolute and to the essence of human life. The aim of art is not the one-sided promotion of spirit, soul and senses, but the opening of all human capacities – thought, feeling, will – to the life rhythm of the world of nature. So…

Artemis Sere's Twenty Best Albums of 2018

If this is your first time visiting one of my annual “Best of Lists”, thanks for stopping by and checking out what I have deemed “listen-worthy” for this year.  If you’re a repeat visitor, I deeply appreciate your continued interest in my musical opinion. Truly, these albums were my addiction…

Xoterica 15: The Demagogue

“It is the ego that stands rigidly against influences from the outside, and it is this “ego rigidity” that makes it impossible for us to accept everything that confronts us.” (Lee) We are the ones that have allowed the building of Drumpfesque behemoths. The oligarchies. The monarchies. The hierarchies of…

Xoterica 14: The Fracture

“To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.” (Lee) A schism happened today: a choice between continued pain and suffering or extraction of the troubled branch. Sometimes, you must break yourself to heal your life, and the lives of others around you….

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Sentient. Evident. Resident. Evolution

I have been sentient, someone ever-watchful and critical of this creature and this society.

I have been evidentsomeone transparent, truthful, honest, and productive of tangible proof of my path and orientation.

I have been resident, someone present among the people when the purpose calls for it.

I have consistently evolved and am committed to a path of continuous evolution.


The Serenity Gallery

The formalized, professional presentation of my works, built for the walls of people that care and to showcase my diverse talent (and the talent of artists that I partner with or represent), covering both the synonym and the antonym side of the word. 

Select Serenity Gallery art is featured in my books, and other digital spaces, though often not as polished in presentation.

With over 400+ fine art pieces and counting, the collection is a work in progress.



Thank you for visiting Seretic Studios,
the unified states of the Art of Artemis Sere

I hope you enjoyed my pixels and prose, poetry and pencilwork, blog and candlecraft, acrylic and cryptic writings. This experience is still under construction (I have a ton of content), so I appreciate your patience as this space evolves.

Please engage with me, and be part of my Art.

Take care,


Artemis Sere

Founder & Creator
Seretic Studios