Denali Clean Mountain Can Project
I was asked to do five illustrations for Denali National Park as informational stickers to go on Clean Mountain Cans, which make it possible for climbers to remove all their own solid waste. More information is available here.
Here's what I wrote about my experience as a volunteer at Denali Basecamp and what illustrating these stickers meant to me:
My strongest feeling from Denali Basecamp is freedom, the knowledge that the world was sparkly and enormous. This is odd because I wasn’t allowed to leave the little cluster of tents without literally being tied to another human with a rope.
Three years later, I’ve been reminiscing while drawing a series of stickers to go on the Clean Mountain Can. The illustrations explain the use of cans to international climbers who don’t speak English. I’ve never been so excited to draw poop, but I’m fortunate to continue to be involved in a magical place, an amazing program, and really cool people through these illustrations.