Behind The Scene: The Creation Of The Nomad RKR

Since the beginning artist Travis Parr has created all the top sheet artwork for Icelantic Skis.  This is the behind of the scene look at his process creating this years 14-15 Return To Nature series.

Why Return to Nature theme you ask?

At Icelantic we believe in the deep connection to nature. This years series celebrates symbols from ancient oceans to deep elder forests, from our Mountain Mother to our Ocean Father and the animals that help complete the circle. There is a delicate balance in nature - one that highlights both the intricacies of the individual as well as the symbiosis of community.  When we step away from the screen and turn our attention to the forests, the mountains, streams and all of the inhabitants within, we will see life – as it’s meant to be.  We discover an abundance of resources that nourish our mind, body and soul – if we slow down enough to listen.

This week we will reveal how Travis Parr envisioned and created the Nomad RKR top sheet of the Buffalo.

"My Inspiration for creating the Icelantic Nomad came from the power of The Great White Buffalo. This Nomadic Creature represents the spirit of the west and holds great power to the people who shares its environment."

"The original sculpture of the Great White Buffalo was created using high performance clay. I first create an armature out of wood, and then start the process of adding the clay to the surface.  Once the material is built up enough I then start creating the feathers of the subject. Knowing that I wanted to inlay the clay, I chose purple heart for the horns and grey tigers eye for the eyes. After the inlay is completed and the piece is done firing, I take it into the airbrush studio where it becomes a finished piece of Art. I then gather materials from nature to help tell its own story. In this case it was a combination of grasses and fur. "

PARR.

Return To Nature.


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