John F Kennedy portrayed Frost as a prophet for his times. The idea of human nature being proud, stubborn and so hard to teach is at the heart of the individuated self. The rural life that Frost celebrates is the matrix of human self-reliance. I wanted to capture the fact that all the zones under consideration are based on human blood, sweat and tears.

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Why is his nature forever so hard to teach

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That though there is no fixed line between wrong and right,

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There are roughly zones whose laws must be obeyed.

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There is nothing much we can do for the tree tonight.

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But we can’t help feeling more than a little betrayed

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Why is his nature forever so hard to teach
That though there is no fixed line between wrong and right,
There are roughly zones whose laws must be obeyed.
There is nothing much we can do for the tree tonight.
But we can’t help feeling more than a little betrayed
That the northwest wind should rise to such a height

There are roughly zones | Robert Frost

There are roughly zones | plates 01, 02

There are roughly zones | plates 01, 02

There are roughly zones | plates 03, 04

There are roughly zones | plates 03, 04

Prints of the First Stanza

Prints of the First Stanza

Prints of the Second Stanza

Prints of the Second Stanza

Prints of the Third Stanza

Prints of the Fourth Stanza

Prints of the Fourth Stanza

Artist Proofs for the Dedication to Helen Clark

Artist Proofs for the Dedication to Helen Clark

A Personal Interpretation of There Are Roughly Zones

A Personal Interpretation of There Are Roughly Zones

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