Elevated TrekJul 26, 2013

From prehistoric times to the frontier west, the Montana experience has always been synonymous with adventure. With so much space, you can spend a lifetime wandering and never run out of unfamiliar territory. In order to take in the vastness of the open sky, one must learn to look even further, inwardly. In these spaces you see so many different people enjoying the pitched elevation in so many different ways. One may be braving the Beartooth Highway on 1 inch-wide bicycle tires, another might be an eight year old boy fishing for the first time with his grandpa. On a well-worn hiking trail you will come upon people from every walk of life. Even after seeing beautiful Montana scenery my entire life, I am still as awestruck as I was as a child. I find myself wondering if others feel that same feeling. My mind drifts, timelessly, as I contemplate the pace of all these activities spent in the mountains. The person going 60 mph down the mountain pass has a different view than the little boy wading in the mountain river throwing flies to bait his dinner. The concentrated focus of running up a trail, ever mindful of one's footing, differs greatly from the still repose of tourists camping under the big sky for the first time. Although our own perceptions of Montana may be radically different, I think that there is a common emotional currency at work within them all. 1% of the mountain is every human moment, ecstatic and horrific, and the other 99% the timelessness that calls us into them to begin with.  My paintings are attempts to reach towards the eternal mountain, through the vivid lens of my own life's moments among them. 

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Emigrant Peak

Wrapped Canvas Print/30 x 40