Revisiting a familiar location? Why not a dozen? Do memories linger like un-sprouted seeds in the ground, awaiting eagerly a source of sustenance? Or do they take root in our experiences and blossom into a story? - Journal 4
“Welcome Back” is a re-awakening as an artist and a human being. These pages, filled with illustrations, musings and poems is meant to evoke a spiritual arousal; a sense of openness to what we usually shelter our minds and bodies from. Inscribed in its pages are stories of adventure, sorrow, joy, life, and lots of dirt from many places.
Over the course of 2017, I plan to complete a series of illustrated writings and begin shooting a short independent film. This film is a glimpse into the crazy creative process of an artist gone wild.
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.