Sarah's work

" All of my art connects me to the people I work and adventure with "
" My aim is to celebrate the places and things that are important and joyful "

What is the most intense outdoor adventure you've experienced?

When I would growing up, most years big snows would send avalanches down from the mountains that would knock our power lines out for weeks at a time. Between hauling snow, keeping the wood stove burning, lighting candles, and trips to the outhouse, life was an outdoor adventure, and I …

When I would growing up, most years big snows would send avalanches down from the mountains that would knock our power lines out for weeks at a time. Between hauling snow, keeping the wood stove burning, lighting candles, and trips to the outhouse, life was an outdoor adventure, and I loved it. I try to keep that sense of joy in whatever life throws at me through jobs deckhanding, rangering, and welding hitches when weather keeps the helicopters from picking us up. Right now my snowy, icy bike commutes through the city of Anchorage to my communications job keep me on my toes.

How does nature and/or outdoor adventuring inspire your art?

Everything I make connects me (and hopefully others!) to the outdoors and wild spaces. I draw because I want to share the joy of being outside and loving it.

Everything I make connects me (and hopefully others!) to the outdoors and wild spaces. I draw because I want to share the joy of being outside and loving it.

Are there any nature enthusiasts/outdoor adventurists that particularly inspire you?

There’s a resurgence right now of artist/adventurers in Alaska, and many are deeply involved in conservation efforts. Luc Mehl, Jessi Thorton, and Klara Maisch are the modern day John Muir and Adolph Murie of our little community. They’re amazing!

There’s a resurgence right now of artist/adventurers in Alaska, and many are deeply involved in conservation efforts. Luc Mehl, Jessi Thorton, and Klara Maisch are the modern day John Muir and Adolph Murie of our little community. They’re amazing!

What music accompanies you outdoors?

here’s ALWAYS a dance party to something loud while we’re in the parking lot getting our splitboards and skis ready to tour. Otherwise, talking and singing are the only music.

here’s ALWAYS a dance party to something loud while we’re in the parking lot getting our splitboards and skis ready to tour. Otherwise, talking and singing are the only music.

Favorite meal to eat in the backcountry?

Smoked salmon from last fall and whatever’s on the trail: wild berries and greens, snow, or edible flowers.

Smoked salmon from last fall and whatever’s on the trail: wild berries and greens, snow, or edible flowers.

What is your most prized piece of gear?

My splitboard, even though it’s more core shots and petex than anything else at this point.

My splitboard, even though it’s more core shots and petex than anything else at this point.

What is your favorite place to get outside?

Moose Pass, Alaska, where I grew up, in the heart of the Chugach National Forest.

Moose Pass, Alaska, where I grew up, in the heart of the Chugach National Forest.

If you had to choose: While out and about in nature, would you rather have?

Wine or chocolate?
CHOCOLATE!
Best friend or favorite shoes?
Best Friend
Chapstick or blister tape?
Last weekend it was definitely chapstick.

Wine or chocolate?

CHOCOLATE!

Best friend or favorite shoes?

Best Friend

Chapstick or blister tape?

Last weekend it was definitely chapstick.