The Kick-About #16 ‘The Woods Are Lovely, Dark And Deep’
Some beautiful winter visions inspired by Robert Frost.
After the civilised environs of Eric Ravilious’s well-to-do High Street, our latest Kick-About goes off-road, heading into the deep wintery hush conjured by Robert Frost’s 1922 poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Night.
“I love Robert Frost’s poem so I wasexcited when I saw it was the prompt for this Kickabout,but found I really struggled to produce anything Icouldpresent with satisfaction. I triedfirst words, then textiles butcould not produce anything worthwhile. Whena piece of workcreates such a strong impression on the mind, as this poem does, it is difficult to do anything other than pay homage to the original.I ended up playingwith themovement and the palette of Frost’s snowy woods, and hoping thatit is true that ‘Less is More’.”Sharpiesand alcohol on ceramic.
“I immediately responded to Frost’s poem as if it were an ode to the forest under the falling snow. I…
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