Discoveries in the Undergrowth

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...
— "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

Most of you know this often misinterpreted poem by Robert Frost. As for me, I did not take the path he chose, but the other (and yet same) second path. And when it ‘bent in the undergrowth’ I left the path entirely to explore the mysterious layers as yet undiscovered.


‘Discoveries in the Undergrowth’ is my artistic impression of what went beyond and off ‘the other path’. And since it is unknown, I do not have a tutorial; mostly because this was an completely intuitive piece. I did not interrupt the creative process to take photos, film a lesson or write down products. It actually wasn’t my intention not to record this artwork on paper or media, it just became that. Sometimes as a creator you just need some personal therapy.


I do remember certain items in my ‘traveler’s knapsack’. Not a map, but paper and muslin, thread and beads. Not a compass, but nails, gears and bottle caps. Oh..and yes the the road.

Happy travels,



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