Motion is integral to our psyche. Commodified spaces burden creativity and in ritualizing our daily movements we can easily become static and uninspired.
The Montana Project is about taking back the emotional space that is owed to us and finding freedom and influence in America's unaffected landscapes. Few places exhibit this sense of expanse like Montana, where beauty and open space collide to the benefit of the wayfaring spirit.
THE MONTANA PROJECT
The Montana Project aims to liberate the mind and disrupt the routine. It is the belief that habits and daily rituals, while important to structures of emotional wellbeing, must at times be broken, and that a deeper understanding of who we are may only be found when given the solitude and lack of structure that travel and retreat allows. While some would call such breaks a hiatus, or vacation even, perhaps what we require is simply a forced ritual seclusion--a recess from the constant social maintenance that slowly and inevitably becomes the framework of our existence.
The impulse to create is what drives our need for solitude. Just as movement can fulfill the need to be alone, it can also elicit from our minds the form and processes required to make art. The following items can be seen as mementos of the Montana experience. They are inspired by the wild silence of the Rocky Mountains and the adoration for nature that lives within all of us.