During the past years Farphyni has worked on several projects and art series, simply called The hundred-headed Hydra. Most of them were small-sized art-series (A5) or just sketches.
The hundred-headed Hydra is a huge part of the Disparates and contains several art-series and projects about philosophical themes, questions we ask and the mysteries of life and the human mind.
(More information about the Hydra can be found here.)

Here are some of those projects (newest to oldest):

  • “Blazing Shades” (2019) [Decryption Paradox II]

“We all have shapes, allegories and personifications of one kind or another within us. Representatives of our instincts, traits, secrets, desires and wishes, … – conscious or unconscious, they’re a part of us, one way or another.”

From my perspective there are a few blazing shades I see often reflected in the eyes of other people. A few of them are repetitive and altogether they tell the story of the development of each person. These Blazing Shades, that will appear in this art series, are not only related to the development of the human mind and character, different stages of the individual evolution; but also, they are related to some of my very common symbolic creatures/representatives that I use in my artworks – they may explain a little part of my symbolism.

Blazing Shades stylistically roots in Decryption Paradox, using acrylic fluid techniques and oil paints, but also adds inks to the painting process of the acrylic fluid style.
These two series are not only related in the ways of style, also regarding their meaning. Therefore Blazing Shades can be seen as a kind of continuation of the Decryption Paradox.
Please click on the titles to be redirected to each BS-part:
[1] Transmutation Crow; [2] The Cycle; [3] The Seismograph;

  • “Decryption Paradox” (2018-2019)

“Even if you don’t see it, it’s there. Something, beyond our control, beyond our vision, beyond our understanding. Something invisible accompanying us through our material lives.”

Decryption Paradox is an attempt of understanding the paths of life, with the whispers of beyond in mind. Trying to comprehend the mysterious coexistence of the visible and invisible, as well as their omnipresent interplay.
The series is painted entirely with acrylics on canvas, combining fluid techniques with common painting methods. (1-5)
Continuing this series in 2019 (beginning with “Sanity”), oil paints are combined with acrylic fluid techniques, creating a beautiful harmony.
Please click on the titles to be redirected to each DP-part:
[1] Anima Mundi; [2] The Secret Ways; [3] Unspoken; [4] Wingshifter; [5] Chasing Light; [6] Sanity

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  • “A Restless Dream” (2017-2018)

“What you see and the way you think determines how you interpret the world and life, which in turn influences what you expect of the world and others, and how you expect the story of your life to unfold. But what is it more than a mere dream? And, are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me that we dream, hope.”

Rooting in Allegoric Reality and NOUS, the Restless Dream discusses what makes us go forward, what keeps us alive and where our subsciousness leads us on our life’s journey, what we hope and picture ourselves. It’s about things that keep me awake and let me dream at the same time.
A series, drawn with pencils and ballpoint pens, refined with gold leaf.
Please click on the titles to be redirected to each ARD-part:
[1] Emypreum; [2] The Way of the Sun; [3] Terror in Resonance; [4] The Relativity of Existence

A Restless Dream also contains a little sub-series, named Search For The Hidden:

“And we wondered if there was something beyond. Beyond faces and mask, beyond lies and (so-called) truths, beyond the obvious and known. We wondered what we forgot, what we burried alive under the spirit of time. We wondered about forbidden things, that scared us in a way we couldn’t express verbally.”

This sub-series (stylistically) roots in A Restless Dream, but thematises a very different theme.
Search For The Hidden are a sort of memorials or reminders, that address ‘hidden’ themes, that are suppressed in the current Zeitgeist.
A series, drawn with graphite, powdered graphite and pencils, refined with gold leaf.
Please click on the titles to be redirected to each SFTH-part:
[1] The Crowned Man; [2] White Eyes; [3] A March of Crimes

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  • “Hoard of Beasts” (2017)

You can never know what emotions people choose to not express, but unexpressed emotions will never die.
They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways. They are rising beasts. One day you cannot stop them from coming anymore.
But emotions make us human.

“Hoard of Beasts” is all about sensations, emotions, feelings.
We don’t have a language for senses, emotions and sensations, that truly expresses their meaning. Feelings are images, expressed in art.
Please click on the titles to be redirected to each HoB-part:
[1] sankofa; [2] bilita mpash; [3] mono no aware; [4] resfeber; [5] vemod


  • “NOUS” (2016-2017)

A sketch series focusing on reality and surreality, as well as the human mind.
The series contains ten parts – the first nine are sketches while the last one is a larger work to finish the series.
Please click on the titles to be redirected to each NOUS-part:
[1] Faceless; [2] Clockwork Soldiers; [3] The “Me” in me; [4] Artefact;
[5] Break Out, [6] Last Step, [7] Void; [8] Home; [9] Being;
[10] The NOUS

Older Series:

  • “Familiar Stranger” (2016)

“Have we meet before? Was it in another life or somewhere in-between? As it feels like we’ve been doing this dance before – many times. Far before I ever heard the music playing, the song of time.
Familar Stranger, I know who you are… yet I don’t.”

Everything you see has its roots in the Unseen World. The Forms may change, yet the Essence stays the same.

Sketches on A5, using a ballpoint pen, a pencil and watercolour.
Please click at the artworks to enlarge them!

  • “Allegoric Reality” (2016)

Maybe the greatest madness in life is to truly see what it actually is. Unvarnished, without illusions.

The second round of the “My Truth”-Series (from 2014-2015). An interpretation of reality, an own personal subjective truth.
Please click at the artworks to read their story and information!

The Allegoric Reality contains also a little sub-series of three works, named the Reign of Terror.
They show the three greatest flaws of mankind.

  • “Mind Monsters” (2016)

This actually started as a weird experiment in which Farphyni has found a new way to express the monsters lurking in her mind.
Each work is split into three Phases:
Phase 1 “Ink-Storm” (left side; about 5 minutes): Actually just a quick, abstract ink-painting inspired by the dynamics of the thoughts.
Phase 2 “lurking beneath the surface” (middle; about 20 minutes): Next, Farphyni looked at the abtract painting some days after creating it and she started to see creatures in it. So she took a ballpoint pen and started to kinda “accentuate” some of them.
Phase 3 “exploding” (right side; about 10 minutes): Then she scanned it and added colours with Photoshop.
Phase 2 und 3 are equal. Phase 3 is not the “end result”. Also; they don’t have individual titels, they speak for themselves.

Please click at the artworks to view the complete work in full size!

Here are some of the works from this series:

  • Sea of Ink”  (2015)

An inkwell – falling. A small black pond spreaing, growing to a sea. And out of the sea: life rises.

This series only* contains quick, sketchy works, which are completely or partly drawn using ink. Also significant for this series is, that every works comes with a specific, short statement, a thought about life.
(* “Abire’Kreevan” is an exception, it’s what Farphyni calls an “escalation” – once a simple sketch, but then somehow couldn’t stop working on it~)

Please click at the artworks to read their story and information!

Here are some of the works from this series:

  • The Songs” (2015)

Farphyni wrote poems (songs) to some of her artworks – or some of her poems got illustrations.

This series only contains A5-works.

Please click at the artworks to read their story and information, as well as their poem/song!

Here are some of the works from this series:

  •  “My Truth” (2014-2015)

Personally, Farphyni believes there is no such thing as “absolute” truth – only many, subjective truths. During our lives we see, we hear, we experience. Based on that we form opinions, our own personal, subjective truth.
These thoughts were the base for this series. Within the artworks Farphyni thought about specific themes and banned her truth on paper.

Something important: it’s likely that Farphynis truths has changed since she drew those works, as we all change with the time.

Please click at the artworks to read their story and information!

Here are some of the works from this series: