25 June 2011

Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken - Poetry in Motion

It is a popular poem – but you do not get many visual takes on Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken. So I was particularly pleased to come across this stop motion animation by Amelia Charles.  It was made on 3 X 10 foot sheet of paper and particular words within the poem were chosen to compost two separate paths, each with its own distinct typographic personality.

Yet the two roads eventually come together at the conclusion of the poem to make a single word the last in the line and that has made all the difference. This was shot frame by frame with a Nikon D80 so must have been painstaking work but it is very well done.  Thanks Amelia!