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.
From the Rocky Mountains to the Florida Everglades, each major region of the United States has a unique personality and a wild spirit of its own.These designs encapsulate this spirit by featuring the prominent flora and fauna that are specific to each region.
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.