Saturday, 13 April 2013

Two Roads Diverged - Kelly

Well, it is finally done. 

I did two sessions of painted shibori to make the woods. The cut out the two roads diverging.  The "leaves" and "branches" were made with a brayer wrapped with a rubber band.  I did some additional painting to creat the undergrowth by the road.  The black marks on the aspen trees were done with a Pigma pen.

"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost is my favorite poem and my life story all rolled into one.  It is short so I want to share it after the photo.

Two Roads Diverged - Kelly Hendrickson

The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost

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. An interesting poem and a lovely interpretation of it.What is a brayer?

  2. Hi Hilary, A brayer is a roller used a lot in printmaking. The rollers vary from quite firm to softer. It depends on what end result you are looking for. Here is a link to the Wiki definition and a photo of some brayers.

  3. This one turned out very nicely :-)

  4. Beautiful, just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process and the resulting art. I adore Robert Frost as well.
    ~Christina in Cleveland