Holly Friesen
Earth Angel by Holly Friesen  Image: Inspired by the writings of Henry Corbin
Inspired by the writings of Henry Corbin

Earth Angel

  • Acrylic On Canvas
  • 40 x 30 x 2 in
    (101.6 x 76.2 x 5.08 cm)
  • Holly Friesen
  • Available

Collection: Adventures in the Imaginal x

Inspired by the writings of Henry Corbin.
"For it is not necessary to strut about like a conqueror and want to give a name to things, to everything; it is they who will tell you who they are, if you listen, yielding like a lover; for suddenly for you, in the untroubled peace of this forest of the North, the Earth has come to Thou, visible as an Angel that would perhaps be a woman, and in this apparition, this greatly green and thronging solitude, yes, the Angel too is robed in green, the green of dusk, of silence and of truth. Then there is in you all the sweetness that is present in the surrender to an embrace that triumphs over you…
…[A]t each moment where you read in truth as now what is there before you, where you hear the Angel, and the Earth and Woman, then you receive Everything, Everything, in your absolute poverty…
… you are the poor one, you are man; and he is God, and you cannot know God, or the Angel, or the Earth, or Woman. You must be encountered, taken, known, that they may speak, otherwise you are alone…"

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