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The road less travelled is the road of persistence. It’s the path of those who do not give in, no matter what. It’s the path that rises to meet the strong overcomer: the one who walks through fire and flood with goodness and mercy all their days.
I began this large-scale painting January 2020 when our land was ravaged by bushfires then overwhelmed by floods, just before CV19 hit the world. Then I simply called it Fire and Flood, but now the canvas has evolved as the stories of persistence have unfolded. M. Scott Peck’s classic book was the beginning of “newfangled” psychology reaching the mainstream and leading people to a higher level of self-understanding, and overcoming challenges through accepting individual responsibility, discipline, love and grace. “The Road Less Travelled” was the beginnings of emotional intelligence.
The painting is also a play on Matt 7:13-14 ‘But small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.’
May you find your road. (Hint: it’s probably not where you think it is)
Title: “The Road Less Travelled”
Artist: Wendy Manzo
Size: 122 cm x 122 cm
Medium: Atelier acrylics on professional canvas
Painted: Creative Hearts Art Gallery studio – completed 29 April 2021