The Distant Sea
Paintings 8.- 26.11.2017
Carlos Montero inmerses himself in the poem “ The distant sea” by Pedro Salinas in order to paint from within. Only if you paint in direct contact with the sea, its salinity can surface. “I don’t want the sea from you, to be with you, between the sky and the land, that’s my sea”. -Cristóbal Hernández
THE DISTANT SEA
This is not the sea, this is its image,
its impression, its reflection in the heavens.
This is not the sea, this is its tenuous voice,
across the wide world,
in a loud speaker, through the air.
This is not the sea, this is its name
in a language without lips,
without any words save this;
This is not the sea, this is its flaming
idea, unfathomable, limpid;
burning, extinguishing myself in it.