"Give me a home where the buffalo roam."
The American Bison is one of the quintessential characters of the wild frontier. Its stoic resilience through harsh winters and sweltering summers, as well as surviving the (not so) Great Bison Hunts the 19th and 20th centuries, embody the indomitable spirit which captures the hearts of admirers to this day. Working on this commission added immense value to my life, as observing these amazing creatures first hand was both humbling and educational. This illustration is done in traditional ink on brown cardstock. It is simple, to the point, and needs no further introduction.
This photo essay was published on a blog called “Tales of Wander” by a clothing and gear company called HAVAIII Co. Venturing out to Rainier National Park meant hopping on a 6-hour flight from New York, and then embarking on a 5-hour round trip drive from Tacoma. This may seem a bit much for a day-hike, but to me, it was entirely worth it.