The wine dark sea within me.

Hey there! I’m Gerry.

I’m a visual artist working in multiple media including new media such as Non-linear Video Editing, Special FX, and Motion Graphics. I have a BFA in Painting, an MEd in Art Education, and am certified to teach Spanish and Art at the K-12 level.

Lately, I enjoy digital photography, nature, hiking, camping, studying Mythology and Depth Psychology. As usual, I am most likely trying to do too many things at one time, and once I slow down a bit, I will gain some insight and decide to from there.

Reaching Inside. 2012. Chattanooga, TN
Initial Sculpt for a Mayan Death God from “The Dance of Xibalba” 2010.

I became a public school teacher after performing with fire and puppets as well as designing and producing my own shows and in collaborations with other fantastic artists. I had the pleasure of learning to build Bunraku puppets from master puppeteer Cynthia Von Orthal from Von Orthal Puppets for around 6-8 years. I am an avid reader. I study Mythology and Depth Pscyhology and enjoy reading Sci-fi and Fantasy books, World Literature, as well as watch a broad spectrum of film and video. I love tattoos, graffiti, and street art. I love to work in Photoshop and After Effects and also do some of my own video editing on Adobe Premiere, so DM me or send me an email if you would like to hire me!!

I am also very into hiking and most things nature.

I also love reading poetry.

In this poem by internationally-renowned writer, Federico Garcia Lorca, the poet is able to reach astounding levels of depth in shockingly few lines.

Poetry makes us think. And here, Lorca asks us:

  • What does it mean to “find your voice?”
  • Why does the little boy look for his voice in a drop of water?
  • What is the connection, if any, between the ‘king of crickets’ and the little boy’s inability to speak?
  • Why would someone make a ring out of his silence?
  • How might a water droplet be linked to a cricket?

The Little Mute Boy

~by Federico Garcia Lorca

The little boy was looking for his voice.
(The king of the crickets had it.)
In a drop of water
the little boy was looking for his voice.

I do not want it for speaking with;
I will make a ring of it
so that he may wear my silence
on his little finger

In a drop of water
the little boy was looking for his voice.

(The captive voice, far away,
put on a cricket’s clothes.)

https://poets.org/poem/little-mute-boy

*My Images are My own.

(unless I specify otherwise – which I always will).

The Bridge.

Chattanooga, TN, 2012.

Is it possible for me to act as a bridge as so many elders and mystics have told me it is my purpose here to be? I often think this to myself as I do research, take walks, grab a bight to eat. “You are here to be a bridge”. I have been told that by someone reading my complete astrological chart to me, someone doing at intuitive reading using a mixture of Tarot cards and numerology, a fortune teller reading my palm, a good-willed entity during a visionary experience, a Mayan Tata in the middle of the gift shop outside of Tikal National Park in Guatemala, and again by a Native American Healer who led my companions and I through a traditional Sweat Lodge ceremony during which we encountered a spider while he and his assistant went outside to replace the cooled down rocks underground with us with the red-hot rocks at the center of the fire pit outside.

It’s been a theme for many years now.

“You are here to be a bridge for the people.”

Make me your bridge. ❤

My other muses are music, nature, hiking, theatre, and, at times, I even enjoy song-writing or improvising on the piano.






If you haven’t yet seen the writing on the wall yet, I really like taking photos… and I love the experimentation that is available to us these days in the digital age. Photography has always been about light and shadow, but the digital realm allows an immediacy to that part of the process that gives us the precision of a surgeon and also the spontaneity of an electric guitarist in a classic rock band. Layers and layers – a metaphor for how to find meaning in the life chaos that surrounds us. Yoga, Tantra, Karma, Dharma, Self, and self. Atma and … the feeling of sudden awareness that comes when the hero realizes he is alone on a single precipice surrounded by the Great Abyss. Usul, Paul Mua’Dib. Paul Atreides – trained by his Bene Gesserit Mother in the ways of the Sisterhood. Trained, also, from infancy, as is proper, in the ways of the Mentat. “And how can this be? For he is the Quisat-Hatarac!”

MadameX performing in Chicago, IL
Kaleidiscopic Nature
The Gathering. Chicago, IL 2017
Landscape. Chattanooga, TN.

…and sometimes editing them later for effect..

Vanderbilt Beach. Naples, FL
Vanderbilt Beach. Naples, FL.

@gTronnArts

Thanks for coming to see me. 🙂

***By the way, all images on this site are owned by Gerry Sheahan and @gTronnArts unless I credit them to someone else which I well always do!

EMAIL ME HERE FOR BUSINESS INQUIRIES: gtronn@thewinedarkseawithin.me
  • Image & Color Correction on your favorite Selfies and Pics
  • Business Card Design
  • Business and Event Flyers
  • Video Editing


I ALSO OFFER LIFE-COACHING SERVICES. SOMETIMES WE ALL NEED SOMEONE TO HELP COAX OUR INNER CREATIVE CHILD BACK OUT INTO THE DAYLIGHT. LET ME HELP YOU SHINE A LIGHT ON YOUR DOUBTS. IT’S TIME TO BE EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER DREAMED OF BEING.

HMU at:

gtronn@thewinedarkseawithin.me

I WILL BE YOUR GUIDING LIGHT!

***I will help you mold your new brand! Contact me sowe can talk! You deserve it!!!***

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Digital Photogarphy. Untitled. Chattanooga, TN https://thewinedarkseawithin.me/digitalphotography

About Me

Hi, I’m Gerry AKA gTronn, owner of gTronnArts. After spending close to 10 years working in the public schools systems in inner-city Chicago and Southern Florida and also as in many capacities at the Von Orthal Puppet Studio in Chicago, I was ready for new things. I am trained in the whole Adobe Suite including After Effects and Adobe Premiere (motion graphics and video editing). How can I help you mak your dreams come true?

EMail me to inquire about booking me for Image and color correction on your favorite selfies and pics, web design, graphic and logo design, business card design, video editing. I do it all! I will help you mold your brand! Contact me so we can talk!

May this blog serve as a record of my thoughts, musings, and inspirations as I navigate through my life as an Artist, writer and academic. Read more

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