"The mountains are calling and I must go".
One of the most quoted figures in the preservation/conservation spheres, John Muir's passion for the great outdoors inspire nature-lovers of every generation. This illustration is a blend of traditional ink and digital media, combining the artistic stylings of a bygone era with a bright and vibrant modern twist. One element that makes this project unique is it's "portability", as the illustration will be printed on stainless steel water bottles for hikers to enjoy on a trail as well as on a commute. For an inside peek on my creative process, follow @james_sisti on Instagram.
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.