“Self-Portrait, Rilke”

“Self-Portrait, Rilke”, oil on panel, 6″x6″, available at Abbozzo Gallery

Self-Portrait, Rilke, oil on panel, 6"x6"

Silent friend of many distances, feel
how your breath enlarges all of space.
Let your presence ring out like a bell
into the night. What feeds upon your face

grows mighty from the nourishment thus offered.
Move through transformation, out and in.
What is the deepest loss that you have suffered?
If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine.

In this immeasurable darkness, be the power
that rounds your senses in their magic ring,
the sense of their mysterious encounter.

And if the earthly no longer knows your name,
whisper to the silent earth: I’m flowing.
To the flashing water say: I am.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

“De Profundis”

A new swimming painting which I am really excited about..

“De Profundis”, oil on canvas, 12″x36″, available at Abbozzo Gallery

“The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?” ~Oscar Wilde

"De Profundis",oil, 12"x36", available at Abbozzo Gallery.