Propensioni | Paolo Di Rosa

Deborah Fass
Look for Me

Not in the leaf that passes
on the river, nor in the deadwood floating
on the flux, but in the steadfast
water, rushing still:

where the spring at mountain crest
seeps from shadow sharpened
by the crags, cupped in stone, brims,
spilling down the steep into the valley,

where the current catches
on a rock—the eddy
and the swiftness
of its hold—where stationary
falls cascade,

where branching creeks and streams
converge and rest
in shallow delta brack, ebb and flow
through the strait to the sea, wave after wave
rising on the shore.

Deborah Fass was born and raised in Los Angeles, went to Japan with a postgraduate Japanese Department of Education Research Fellowship (Japanese literature), and now lives and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has won the Laurie Mansell Reich / Academy of American Poets Prize from Chatham University; has appeared in literary journals including Kudzu House Quarterly, New Directions, The Fourth River: Tributaries, and The Clearing (U.K.); and has been featured on KUAF, an NPR affiliate in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Initially for artist Paolo Di Rosa, approaching art felt like a personal journey, a relationship born from a need for internal balance during his engineering studies.

But after receiving numerous accolades for his artwork both within Italy and from abroad, he decided to pursue his passion for art and dedicate himself to becoming a professional artist. Since then he has devoted his career to mastering the visual arts and now specialises in painting.

In his latest artistic quest, the central theme running throughout his work is the human figure immersed in a non-place, externalising dreamlike and introspective projections; setting the stage for an intimate dialogue between feeling and reality.