In Memory of Lars Juliussen [LBJ2]

May 7, 2015 7:57 pm

Tags: , Lars Juliussen, Memorial

                                                                                                                               View looking north from Lars home in Denmark

"With deep sadness, I report that Lars Juliussen, aka LBJ2, passed from our midst, from cancer, a week ago. He was buried April 30th. He was 53 and a half years old. Many of his friends had tried to reach him the last several weeks---but he simply wasn't able to respond. He was too ill. Thanks to his friend in Denmark, I got the news May 1. Lars is no longer with us...not in body. It was way, way too early... this deep and unbelievably calm, loving soul---who uttered not a word of bitterness nor blame through his near 2 years of battle---died so young, without wanting to burden anyone, without a cry of anguish. He gave thanks to all of us, with his quiet love, that gentle caress he had in his words, like a mountain, only gentle. He wrote, of the dedis people gave him: "It gave me a loving warm feeling...that more people than I about a nobody like me..." The periods are his: As if he were stopping to get the strength to say more...And "a nobody like me"? Lars, you were bigger than the whole cosmos, you had a deep gentle heart filled with love that whispered from you and gave everybody such joy even when you were suffering so much...if you were a 'nobody', than I was a speck of sand..."


                                                                                                             "The Good Die Young" by LBJ2 (Lars Juliussen)

"He was buried in the Danish town, "Gillelege". It sounds like Galilee. There's no connection---I looked it up---but it doesn't matter: Lars was a loving Christian, so somehow being buried in a place that 'sounds' like Galilee is a special gift. He was so accepting of all faiths, and of no faiths, he was so global---he told me, if he survived, he wanted to form a globe-wide "artists around the world" movement, all done on the web. He must've known it was a dream---given his ravaging condition---but he wrote it with so much love, so much hope for the future...And then, Gillelege is a small town off the North Sea, so rustic and beautiful. Yet, like Lars, it's a 'quiet' beautiful, beauty that hugs you rather than shouts. He grew up there, and I'd like to think that the soil will yield exquisite flowers from now on, to honor this dear, dear soul..."

-The previous quotes were from Lars' friend, anahata.c

Lars Juliussen's gallery and website

"i love dogs.. always have :) I have many animals waiting for me on the Rainbow Bridge. Especially my beloved German Longhaired Sheppard, of which i lost in October 2014"

                                              -Lars Juliussen


We invite you to join with us in sending condolences to Lars' family and friends.

~The Renderosity Staff and Community

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Article Comments

Richardphotos ( posted at 5:13PM Sun, 17 May 2015

thanks for mentioning to me Mark. even though I had never met Lars as with many of the friends/artists here a special connection can be felt. I felt bad that he was suffering so much with his illness as other friends that has left us in the past

anahata.c ( posted at 6:09PM Sun, 17 May 2015

Thank you Ricky for this beautiful, intimate memorial to a dear artist, and friend to many here. It's beautiful and very moving, and I'm very grateful. My condolences to everyone who knew and loved Lars, and my deep and love to Lars himself, who was a great gift to me and to many others. You were a beautiful gift to us all, Lars, and you will walk inside us the rest of our lives...with love and gratitude for everything you were and gave, Mark

bakapo ( posted at 6:42PM Sun, 17 May 2015

Thank you for this very moving memorial for our dear friend, Lars. He was a special man and a special friend to me. He will live in my heart forever. Thank you for being such a calm and loving part of this crazy world, Lars, you will never be forgotten. ~barb

Faemike55 ( posted at 6:58PM Sun, 17 May 2015

I have lost a lot of friends on Renderosity, but none have affected me so as Lars. he introduced me to new artists/music as well as his wonderful art. he was a genius in melding his art to music. I have never cried so hard to anyone's death as I have here. thank you for this memorial. Lars! Odin has finally called you home to Asgard! you are a hero!

UteBigSmile ( posted at 12:57AM Mon, 18 May 2015


giulband ( posted at 1:31AM Mon, 18 May 2015

I am here only in 2013 (after the death of my father) and I had never seen pictures of Lars preceding this date. I followed the sad disease Lars trying not to talk about it in my comments to give him the feeling of normalcy. Now reread its oldest images and comparing them with the latest understand how deep was his sense of life beyond the disease. I like to imagine that if we had lived in the same place we could have exchanged many ideas and thoughts in front of a good beer because I feel that is a very special person.

DennisReed ( posted at 1:41AM Mon, 18 May 2015

His Heart was as deep as his art and his friendship. The world was a better place when he was with us, he will be missed. May our circles cross again, Dennis

rbowen ( posted at 6:01AM Mon, 18 May 2015

Thank you! Very moving memorial. Lars was a very kind, sensitive, artistic soul. He touched me and my husband with his kindness and good humor. We will remember him, always.

Cyve ( posted at 10:51AM Mon, 18 May 2015

C'était un homme extraordinaire doté d'un fabuleux talent et et d'une imagination hors limites... Je regrette vraiment de n''avoir jamais rencontré cet fantastique artiste !!! Je veux, ici, le remercier pour tous les chefs-d’œuvre qu'il a créés et partagés avec vous !!! Merci également à Ricky pour cet hommage tellement émouvant à un artiste et ami aimé de tous !!! It was an extraordinary man endowed of fabulous one talent and and of an imagination off limits... I really regret of n " having met never this fantastic artist!!! I want, here, to thank it for all the masterpieces which he created and shared with you!!! Thank you also to Ricky for this tribute so much moving to an artist and a friend liked by all!!!

emmecielle ( posted at 3:51PM Mon, 18 May 2015

Thank you for this lovely tribute to Lars! He was a special man, he loved the Spring and roses... I like to think that he is with his beloved mother in cultivating roses in a beautiful and big garden, and with his dog that running next! Ciao Lars!

UVDan ( posted at 11:50PM Mon, 18 May 2015

Goodby Lars! You will be missed!

Rainastorm ( posted at 7:29AM Tue, 19 May 2015

THANK YOU O much for this...Lars was a dear friend of mine...I want to thank Mark (anahata.c) for letting all Lars friends of this and Lars passing. You will be missed my friend...Rest In Peace and please, if you bump into my son Justin up there give him a hug for me. With deepest sympathy and love, Rose (Rainastorm)

jocko500 ( posted at 8:18PM Tue, 19 May 2015

rest in peace

anaber ( posted at 6:05PM Wed, 20 May 2015

I want to express my deepest gratitude for all that Lars taught us in life, as a person and as an Artist. There is so much Love and Beauty and deep concepts in his Art. During his illness, he shared the same Love and Beauty. He confronted with his sufferance with so much Patience, Faith and Hope! He fought strongly...and to me, he is a winner. I can't avoid the emotion and the tears that this memorial brought in my heart. Lars was and is a Gift to us. I am very grateful to Ricky for remember and honor him, with so beautiful and significant memorial. Thank you! My condolences to everyone. Farewell Lars, wherever you are, you will be always Love and Light in our hearts; Ana

wscottart ( posted at 3:43PM Sun, 24 May 2015

Journey well my friend.

dragonmuse ( posted at 12:16AM Tue, 26 May 2015

Thank you for this tribute. I too shall miss Lars' unique take on life and his quiet encouragement. I know that he is missed by many.

lyron ( posted at 4:52AM Fri, 29 May 2015

Thanks for this tribute Rest in peace

helanker ( posted at 9:05AM Wed, 03 June 2015

My deepest condolences to Lars´ family. I didnt know Lars, but now I feel I know him and his beautiful soul just a little bit. Thank you for that. May Lars rest in Peace.

three_grrr ( posted at 10:45PM Tue, 30 June 2015

Thank you Mark, for letting me know of Lars' passing, and Rick, for the magnificent tribute/memorial you created for Lars. It brought me to tears, looking at the art you put in it, remembering the things he wrote. He brought a lot of joy to so many of us, we learned so much from him. He was a quietly strong man, and handled his illness and what life dealt him with such grace and strength. He is a hero to many of us, and he will live on in our hearts. In some ways I am glad that Kitty went to heaven before Lars did, I would have worried as to where would she go after he passed. Now we know Lars is with all his "girls".

JaneEden ( posted at 10:22AM Wed, 01 July 2015

Thank Mark for alerting me to the passing of a dear, caring and beautiful man, my heart is heavy right now. I loved visiting his gallery here, and not only was his art inspirational but the music he would choose for us all to listen was great too while we viewed his artworks. We often would exchange emails, sending each other pics discussing music which he loved, and of course our beloved dogs too. He suffered so much with his illness, and to lose his dog during that time must have been even more devastating for him, I know only too well how it rips one apart losing a beloved pet and friend. I remembered how worried he was for Kitty for when he went into hospital and I tried to find some help for him, but fortunately all was taken care of. Kitty 3 will have waited for him at Rainbow Bridge, and he will be with all his dogs now. May I say it was an honour to have know Lars. May God rest his soul in peace.

emmecielle ( posted at 10:58AM Tue, 08 September 2015

Today would have been the 54th birthday of Lars.

But it's also the birthday of my little grandson Alessandro. Lars never failed to make him his best wishes.

Hi Lars, I miss you!

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beachsidelegs ( posted at 6:59PM Tue, 13 October 2015

Beautiful tribute to Lars may he rest in peace with his beautiful dogs, Thoughts with Lars family and friends at this very sad time.x