Christian Frederick Nicklaus is an artist born and raised on Long Island. Christian attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, receiving an art talent scholarship and completed his Bachelors of Science in Art Education, with a dual minor in Printmaking and Art History. After teaching, Christian realized his true passion lies with creating artwork. Christian then received an I.H.M. graduate art scholarship, and completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking, with a minor in Painting from Marywood University, in Scranton Pennsylvania. Graduating with honors was inducted into the AEL National Graduate Honor Society. Christian has since been showing his work nationally. He has won many awards in juried shows and has been published in numerous periodicals and newspapers. I have a great desire to create my own form of communication, my own mythology. My work is a grouping of in-depth hieroglyphics, which display my own wishes, fears, heritage, and hope without always giving the viewer a complete Rosetta Stone of translation. Creating artwork becomes a visual extension of my critique and doubt in history, society, and spirituality. My artwork becomes a form of prayer and veneration for something larger than myself. The hours, days and weeks it takes to complete these paintings is my penance, while being the source of my greatest strength.