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I portray neither hope nor desire.
Yet I know I may wish, and hope;
To close my eyes and paint,
hesitantly carve out traces.
Comforted by the certitude
that despite my blindness,
I will find them there,
in the worn surface of the image.
Hope has not been fulfilled, desire not realized.
Yet the image bears witness of an insight:
You are, and therefore you hope and desire.
The paintings are testimonies
of a journey on snow long since melted.

Mats Bergquist

I portray neither hope nor desire.
Yet I know I may wish, and hope;
To close my eyes and paint,
hesitantly carve out traces.
Comforted by the certitude
that despite my blindness,
I will find them there,
in the worn surface of the image.
Hope has not been fulfilled, desire not realized.
Yet the image bears witness of an insight:
You are, and therefore you hope and desire.
The paintings are testimonies
of a journey on snow long since melted.

Mats Bergquist