Inspiration from the Outdoors
Utah-based Andy Earl is an artist and photographer, who climbs, fishes, and hikes in the Wasatch Mountains during his spare time. “The outdoors shape who I am; I feel that the outdoors teach you a lot about patience and how to deal with hardship or frustration. I want my kids to learn these lessons and I know time outside will be the best teacher.” Earl believes his artwork will help share this connection with his children, and with others.
Earl’s passion is depicted in two separate designs throughout the collection. The hitchhiker illustration pays tribute to Chums’ history, a “literal depiction of the company’s founder heading west to become a river guide in 1980.”
The fish design, Earl says, is influenced by “one of the most aesthetic” fish, the brown trout. It also pays homage to the many pairs of sunglasses Earl has lost while fishing without his Chums retainers.
"I think translating my feelings for the mountains into art is a way to share it"