I doubted if I would ever come back

48" x 60"  "I doubted if I would ever come back" oil on canvas

This is the most recent from the series, "Long I Stood".  The series comes from my work in Arts and Healing and my interest in creating images that convey harmony through chaos.  The are meant for a healing environment .  They are inspired by Gustave Klimt (Birch Forest) and a fascination in 'obsessiveness.'  It is that impulse that led me to create the life-size paper mache figures in the past. Those works required days, months of layering small bits of paper to create large sculpture.  Like those, these works are born of minute parts to make a whole.

The titles? Find them in 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 kept 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. 


  1. Robert Frost is a very amazing writing. His poems influence so many people around this world. He inspired so many people with his poem 'Fire and Ice'. I can truly see why your paintings would be influenced by such great words


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