“Reach for the Light”

Oil on linen

Down a dark, brick alley, between old buildings and concrete paths, “Fatsia Japonica” reaches out into the sunlight.

“Reaching Out”

Oil on linen.

“The first slice of sunlight glanced off
a slab of dark marble that turned to glow…

The dark supported me, comfortably

behind me, a cradle woven from
demon hair. As I rose

and climbed toward day, his turning head,
those eyes – strips of memory,

silver tides, moons rising over the
rim of the world—”

from “Reaching Light” by Robert Adamson