Painting > Oh, That Sweet Unrest


Each piece in this series is based on a piece of text that speaks to the tension between wanderlust and roots:

“A man could be a lover and defender of the wilderness without ever in his lifetime leaving the boundaries of asphalt, powerlines, and right-angled surfaces. We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may never need to set foot in it. We need the possibility of escape AS SURELY AS WE NEED HOPE; without it the life of the cities would drive all men into crime or drugs or psychoanalysis.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

As Surely As We Need Hope
As Surely As We Need Hope