The Journey is the Destination
The Journey is the Destination
Recently I was asked by the ad agency Motive here in Denver to create a piece of artwork that their client Native Eyewear could auction off to raise money for the Access Fund as well as another non-profit. Native Eyewears products cover a wide variety of outdoor sports so I wanted to create a piece that didn't focus on one activity or another, but that could cover all. At one time or another, everyone that participates in an outdoor sport uses a backpack to carry layers, water, food, other gear, etc. My idea was to illustrate an old, worn pack with all of the past adventures it had been on spilling out of it representing water, forests, and mountains. I don't know about you, but I can look at my old packs and tell you everywhere it has been.

Linoleum carving printed on old found paper, cut up and then reglued back together and then mounted on a topo map to get the final piece. All the "color" you see is the actual tone of the paper the block was printed on. Paper dates from 1884-present. Size: 18"x24"


Leanna Rosengren commented on February 12, 2012 1:56pm
Awesome print! I was never that great at lino, I stuck with etching in printmaking. This is great :)
Jeannette Stutzman commented on February 12, 2012 2:53pm
Very nice work John! I live in Evergreen... we're neighbors!