More and more, I want a connection to the things I interact with from day to day. The connection lies in knowing the people who make these art-objects – as I believe that is what they are – I don’t believe the line between art and craft is necessarily relevant in the emerging post-superpower world, where nationalist entities require dominant branding over top/down corporate structures; I am fascinated by the backlash against that, the bottom/up approach to doing things from beginning to end – the thing, the passionate process that flies in the face of “good business sense.” The witness that I so enjoy to bear before the hearing/knowing of the stories behind this subtle movement, this joyful retaking of all things made with love and vision, fills me daily with great love. Below is a record, in photography and website links, to some of my favorite objects and the people who live by their creation. #trailpaintings on instagram.

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Storytellers depicted (above):

JUNIPER RIDGE

THIRD EYE HEADLAMPS

FELLOW BARBER

KAPITAL, JAPAN, UNIONMADE, SAN FRANCISCO

CEDAR AND HYDE, BOULDER, COLORADO

BESPOKE, TRUCKEE, CALIFORNIA

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Storytellers depicted (above):

SNOW PEAK

KAWECO

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Storytellers depicted (above):

WINTER SESSION

OROX LEATHER CO.

REVISIT

FIELD NOTES

TOPO DESIGNS

THIS IS RANGE

FAIR ENDS

IRON AND RESIN

BALL AND BUCK, BOSTON, MA.