private commission, a poem painting based on Rilke's poem Entering
40x40" commission of a poem painting inspired by Twombly's scribble painting, this commission uses Rilke's words from the poem Entering as expressive marks layered, erased, concealed and revealed
Whoever you may be: step into the evening.
Step out of the room where everything is known.
Whoever you are,
your house is the last before the far-off.
With your eyes, which are almost too tired
to free themselves from the familiar,
you slowly take one black tree
and set it against the sky: slender, alone.
And you have made a world.
It is big
and like a word, still ripening in silence.
And though your mind would fabricate its meaning,
your eyes tenderly let go of what they see.