My two most prolific passions are climbing and art. I have the big dream to combine the two to promote state and national park awareness, aid in their conservation, and connect more people to their parks and resources. I also want to give back to the parks that have supported and fostered my growth as an artist and a climber.
Specifically I want to give everyone who visits Smith Rock the opportunity to be part of something bigger than themselves. Everyone from the dirtbag climber, to the weekend warrior, to the wheelchair-bound person, can share their park story and photos by using the hashtag #ConnectWithSmithRock.
The final piece will be a 4 x 8 triptych mixed-media painting similar to my Traveling Mountains piece, highlighting both the people and the place that define Smith Rock State Park. The final piece will be finished by the end of 2015 and will then be on display in Red Point for several months before it is sold and 100% of the proceeds will then go back to the park.
If you would like to participate in the project, please submit your photos telling your story of our park by using the hashtag #ConnectWithSmithRock on Instagram or publicly on Facebook so I can find your photos. If you prefer, you can also email me your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org.