Rebirth Of A Climber is part of the Healing Series.
This series was created in response to a few traumatic events that were taking place in my life in January of 2018. One of these tragic events was a rock climbing accident that put me in the hospital and sent me home in a wheelchair for two months. Exploration of the world has always been my way of escaping my problems and frustrations, so when I wasn't able to explore and I was stuck in a house instead of the great outdoors it was up to my art to keep me sane. All of these pieces somehow represent the natural world that I so much wanted to be exploring. The rocks, sediment layers, rivers, clouds, the trees and the winds represented in my drawings are just glimpses into my mind and the places I wished to be.
ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC PRINT
Ten Sleep Wyoming was the first big climbing trip that I took after my fall. It had been five months after the accident and I had been slowly recovering and getting back on the wall and trails. I had taken a few trips to Penitente Canyon and local areas, but this trip was different; it was fun. It was like the old days where you go for a long weekend and you camp and climb and sleep and sit around a fire. It was just what my heart and brain needed. It was also where I knew I would be a climber again and I felt the excited challenge and fun of it. All the past trips were spent crying my way up the wall and fighting hard against PTSD. This trip I came back with a vengeance and climbed the hardest on-sight I had ever climbed. 12 b/c. You can see the Tensleep River wrapping around the middle of the painting surrounded by its topographical layers. The town and the roads are in the left hand corner and the trails wiggle their way away from the road and around the sandstone rocks. The clouds are bright as they dance along the sky.
ABOUT THE PRINT
Full-color art is printed on hahnemuhle photo rag, acid-free paper made specifically for fine art reproductions.
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