This is another map-inspired painting, but taking a new and different direction.
First, the incorporation of stencils as a geometric accent/frame is new for my work.
I love experimenting with new media!
And secondly, I deliberately chose a vintage survey map to incorporate, rather than a map of the Big Island of Hawaii, in the hopes that a more ambiguous map-composition may connect with a larger audience in comparison to a map of a specific place that not everyone has visited. My hopes is that the ambiguity of the map leave the meaning of this work and place more open to a variety of interpretations.
Its title was inspired by the composition's image of the vertical road that splits into two and Robert Frost's poem The Road Not Taken:
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
And now it's time to share this week's good news with you...
I am also very grateful for the insightful and encouraging comments you leave for me each week.
Those comments continue to inspire and motivate me!!
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