Stephen Hayes

Region: Pacific Coast

City / State: Portland, OR

I am consistently reminded by this work that we do not need to seek meaning or beauty or solace, or even adventure, very far from ourselves, and that our singular experiences reveal universal truths. I try to steer clear of the pitfalls inherent in mere mimicry; instead I look to elicit the fundamental and visceral recognition of truths inherent in really looking to know, and in the land and its innate emotional and spiritual power.