Poetry in the Landscape.
The Robert Frost Trail.
Photographs by Ewa Zebrowski, poetry by Robert Frost.
Ewa Monika Zebrowski, Montreal, 2006.
15 signed and numbered black-and white inkjet prints, 8½x8½".
Robert Frost, noted American poet, spent some 23 summers in a little house in the woods in Ripton, Vermont near the Bread Loaf campus of Middlebury College. Today one can walk the Robert Frost Interpretative Trail and read some of the poems he wrote. The poems have been engraved on small metal plaques placed like signposts throughout the walk. Robert Frost loved New England. He loved the woods, the ponds, the streams, the birches. He was nourished by the subtle, ever-changing beauty and peacefulness of the environment around him. He celebrated its beauty, its quiet mystery in his poetry. Someone had the idea that his poetry should be placed in the natural habitat about which it was written, thus adding meaning both to the place and to the poetry. The walk leads us in a circle through woods, past march, stream, and meadows. We stop, pause to read, to reflect, to look at the landscape, to discover the poetry in the landscape.
A self-published artist's book, printed in an edition of 20 copies, of which 12 are available for sale. All images are produced by scanning 35mm negatives and printing them onto heavy, matte Epson printing paper. Unbound, the plates are contained in an elegant paper folder which is itself housed in a slipcase.