Surreal, Metaphorical, Large

Immortal Quest
Immortal Quest by Sabina Nore

Completed in May 2013, this was one of the most intense journeys towards a painting. For weeks, the night never lasted more than 3 hours, and yet I was never once tired during this period.

Sabina Nore
Photo: Me, in front of the Immortal Quest. Vienna, 2013.


Much later, I saw a text by C.S. Lewis, which reminded me of this painting.

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart  will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping  it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it  carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all  entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your  selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it  will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable,  impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”