Mountains Are Awesome! December 2014

The newest addition to our Mountains Are Awesome! artist series comes from Johannah K Hall, local mountain-loving artist based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

After settling to Steamboat Springs in the fall of 2011, Johannah quickly and steadily fell in love with the mountains. Her passion for creativity and adventure finally found a place to thrive. Through her Mountains Are Awesome! series, Johannah found inspiration simply in what Alpine Initiatives does - fund the betterment of mountain communities by emphasizing sustainable living, community building and creative expression. All things are a passion of this mountain artist, and proved to be an enormous inspiration within this particular work.

"As artists, we hope to inspire others to see the world in a different way. More specifically, our biggest wish is to show people the awesome of the everyday."

"In my paper cuttings, I want to take a blank page and make it into something fresh, thought provoking and hopefully a little bit of a reminder that: ‘Hey, this moment that you are experiencing, it is now and you are here, and that is amazing.’ When you move on from the art, I hope you continue to see every minute after that in the same encouraging light."

"I am particularly excited to work with Alpine Initiatives for this piece because: mountains are awesome. Mountains can be anything and everything in the paths of our lives, and while each mountain is not always conquerable, every single one is worth attempting the climb."

Johannah's Mountains Are Awesome! limited edition piece - 'Peace of Ourselves' - is available for purchase, while supplies last, on our Online Store.