Light Dawns (SOLD)
       
     
The space between the fish and the moon (SOLD)
       
     
When the ocean comes to you as a lover
       
     
Water and the moon (SOLD)
       
     
Light Dawns (SOLD)
       
     
Light Dawns (SOLD)

Acrylic on canvas

36x48"

2016

This painting is inspired by Rumi's poem A Single Brushstroke Down.

Light dawns, and any talk of proof

resembles a blind man's cane at sunrise.

Remember the passage,

We are with you wherever you are.

Come back to that.

When did we ever leave it?

No matter we're in a prison of forgetting

or enjoying the banquet of wisdom,

we are always inside presence.

Drunkenly asleep, tenderly awake,

clouded with grief, laughing like lightning,

angry at war, quiet with gratitude, we are nothing

in this many-mooded world of weather

but a single brushstroke down,

speaking of presence.

The space between the fish and the moon (SOLD)
       
     
The space between the fish and the moon (SOLD)

Acrylic on canvas

24x48

2016

This painting is inspired by Rumi's poem The Night Ocean.

We are the night ocean filled
With glints of light. We are the space
Between the fish and the moon,
While we sit here together.

When the ocean comes to you as a lover
       
     
When the ocean comes to you as a lover

Acrylic on canvas

36x48"

2016

This painting is inspired by Rumi's poem The Seed Market.

 

Can you find another market like this?

Where, with your one rose

you can buy hundreds of rose gardens?

 

Where, for one seed you get a whole wilderness?

For one weak breath, the divine wind?

 

You have been fearful of being absorbed

in the ground, or drawn up by the air.

 

Now your waterbead lets go

and drops into the ocean, where it came from.

 

This giving up is not a repenting.

It is a deep honoring of yourself.

 

When the ocean comes to you as a lover,

marry, at once, quickly for God's sake.

 

Don't postpone it. Existence has no better gift.

No amount of searching will find this.

 

A perfect falcon, for no reason,

has landed on your shoulder, and become yours.

Water and the moon (SOLD)
       
     
Water and the moon (SOLD)

Acrylic on canvas

24x24"

2016

This painting is inspired by Rumi's poem Water and the Moon.

There is a path from me to you

that I am constantly looking for,

so I try to keep clear and still

as water does with the moon.

Read an original poem about this painting by the talented Adriana Stimola Begley.