July and August 2021 Donation Recipient: TRASH FISH CLE

Blue Ridge Parkway

A few years ago, I embarked on a solo road trip which took me from my home in Cleveland, Ohio down to Tybee Island, Georgia and back. I only anticipated a quick stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway but, once I arrived I couldn't leave. I ended up staying for nine days and got to encounter the most magical experiences. A bear approached my tent in the middle of the night, an owl led the way through a dark path the next night, and the stars were brighter than I had seen in so long. Each piece in this collection is inspired by a moment I endured on that trip. There is something so majestic about that land, those mountains will forever call my name.