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Artist Robert Obermiller


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Biography


“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
 And that has made all the difference”
            Excerpt from Robert Frost’s Poem ‘The Road Not Taken’
When I first started this website some years back I thought that Robert Frost’s poem was an accurate reflection of where I was as an artist at that time in my life.  And so, as the years march relentlessly onward it occurred to me the other day that it might be time to update this page to reflect on how our lives are constantly ‘updating’.  I am no great writer or poet but we are blessed, thankfully, with others whose artistic creativity shines through in their thoughts and their words, painting pictures in our minds without using a brush. The older we get the more philosophic we become and I think the great American poet, Walt Whitman, captured how I and perhaps other artists feel as we work, through God's Gift to each of us, to offer up a part of ourselves for your appreciation and enjoyment. I for one continue to strive to ‘contribute a verse’.
 
 
O Me! O Life!   Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
“O Me! O Life!... of the questions of these recurring;
Of the endless trains of the faithless - of cities fill’d with the foolish;
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light - of the objects mean - of the struggle ever renew’d;
Of the poor results of all - of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me;
Of the empty and useless years of the rest - with the rest me intertwined;
The question, O me! so sad, recurring - What good amid these, O me, O life?
Answer.
That you are here - that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful [...]

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