Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Concept for Book Project

My concept for this piece revolved around a few different aspects. I knew immediately that I wanted to incorporate the visual aspects of the poem, and that I would base the illustrations on the most visually strong words in the poem. I used Illustrator to create the images. While making the illustrations, I decided to use subdued color, to mimic the idea of memories, which I felt are easily evoked when reading the poem. I choose to print the piece on multiple pieces of paper to keep the idea of pages in mind.

Robert Frost- October

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
To-morrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
To-morrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow,
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know;
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away;
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes' sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost--
For the grapes' sake along the all.