Mountain Gorges (Goethe)

Acrylic on board, 42 x 29.7 cm. 2021. SOLD

An abstract illustration of the opening of the final scene of Goethe's Faust, Part Two, in which a 'chorus and echo' describes the landscape within which Faust attains salvation. I have translated the passage as follows:

Forests, they sway nearby,

Boulders, about them lie,

Roots, deep, between them sunk,

Trunk pressing close to trunk.

Waves on waves here welter,

Caves, the deepest, shelter.

Lions, with measured grace,

Friendly, about us pace,

Honour in silent rounds,

Love’s consecrated grounds.