|The Birth of Nature, the Death of War, 2011, Thomas Cornell|
|I shall be telling this with a sigh|
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
|Thomas Cornell Self-portrait, 1970s|
|Cornell's John Hancock mural didn't even rate color photography.|
|Michelangelo, 1965, Thomas Cornell|
|The Four Ages, Autumn, 1985, Thomas Cornell (third penel in the John Hancock mural).|
|The Birth of Nature (initial charcoal sketch) 2010, Thomas Cornell.|
Compare it to the final painting (top).