Artist Gone Wild is a short documentary film that focuses on injecting art into the world via over-the-top, real life experiences, and observing how being inspired by nature contributes to my individual creative process. Where amateur cell phone photography usually dominates the content featured on most social media platforms, I create wild artistic expressions that rattle the cage of the status quo and provide a different lens to view the world through.
Despite the fact that, historically, photography has only developed as a mainstream medium over the past 100 years, it has now saturated society as an overly available method of documentation for the masses, (ie: camera phones, Snapchat, Instagram, etc.). There are artists however, who are documenting moments in life by creating paintings, drawings, and other visual expressions that unfortunately get lost in all of the “noise” produced by an over abundance of amateur photography being shared online, via blogs and social media. Centering on art in nature as the subject matter, I am creating a short documentary film that opens a dialogue between myself and the audience, taking them on a journey to inspire adventure, inform them with my creative process, and evoke the channeling of real life experiences through the lens of artistic expression.
I am truly excited to be working on this project while embarking on a journey which will change not only the way I climb and create, but also who I am as a person.
• Sharing this journey is a genuine expression that will resonate with a large and diverse audience, and will cause people to consider becoming the protagonist of their own adventure narratives.
• After screening the final product at various Brooklyn Boulders locations, I will enter the film in national and international festivals, as well as in alternative cinema venues.
Beyond The Self" is a juxtaposition of two themes; understanding the things that makes me "tick", ie: causes, rituals, etc, and becoming more present in the world.
Recession and depression described much of the country in 2010. Jobs were limited for many, and they were especially hard to find for artists. Rather than submit entirely to the riptide of the times, my second journal provided the creative outlet I needed to stay sharp.