DescriptionThe road not taken.My art teacher Mr. Springs, challenged me to illustrate a poem in art and make it my own. so here it is. I took the Poem 'the Road Not Taken' by Robert frost and put my own spin to it. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claimBecause it was grassy and wanted wear,Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same,And both that morning equally layIn leaves no step had trodden black.Oh, I marked the first for another day!Yet knowing how way leads on to wayI doubted if I should ever come back.I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere 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. This is what origionally sparked my idea for this painting, and i went to go make a sketch.In my picture i decided to take the poem;s meaning into a deeper level by making the image illustrate the the choices that we make in our lives as we journey the road to heaven.First of all you see the obvious to road diverged by an apple tree. the two apples on the tree basically say 'what you see, is what you get.' you would think that the better looking apple would grow in the light of the gleeful path. however the more fruitful apple grows on the darkerside because it calls out to the weary traveler to be picked however unlike the bad apple that appears to be shriveled and can easily be accessed by climbing comfortably on the welcoming stones, its path is overgrown in brambles and thorns making it less enticing to the traveler despite the fact that the apple is full of reward. the two roads themselves represent the choice of the kinda of life that we choose to live. most people wish to live their lives in the highway lane. living the good lif
Michael Bosnar, Ephrata Member Since February 2012 Artist Statement My name Michael Joseph Bosnar, All about me is rather simple. I am a junior currently attending Ephrata WA high-school. Art to me has always been something that i have been able to do. I was home schooled until the eighth grade where i took my first art class. I then moved on to high school shortly after and and was not able to to take an art class till my junior year in 2011. I enjoy painting above most things, to me, like others, art is a release from the real world and it is one of the only times that i can really create something amazing to myself and others. I plan on attending a four year university and getting a degree in graphics design but I would like it if my art could carry me as well. The life of an artist is slowly a dream coming true for me. My goal is to prove that a painting does illustrate a thousand words.