Drawn: The Art of Ascent

Drawn The Art of Ascent A graphic adventure that delves into why we pursue the wild outdoors Shivering in a cave beneath Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia artist and rock climber Jeremy Collins had an intense and anxious vision

  • Title: Drawn: The Art of Ascent
  • Author: Jeremy Collins
  • ISBN: 9781594859588
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A graphic adventure that delves into why we pursue the wild outdoors Shivering in a cave beneath Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia, artist and rock climber Jeremy Collins had an intense and anxious vision, both geographic and artistic, about his life and what he was doing with it As a result, he left Argentina and commenced on a four year journey that took him in the four caA graphic adventure that delves into why we pursue the wild outdoors Shivering in a cave beneath Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia, artist and rock climber Jeremy Collins had an intense and anxious vision, both geographic and artistic, about his life and what he was doing with it As a result, he left Argentina and commenced on a four year journey that took him in the four cardinal directions from his home in Kansas City, north, south, east, west, to create art in the wild, climb new routes, and live out his own map Drawn The Art of Ascent shares his exploits, his art, and what he discovered about balancing wilderness adventure with peace and home.

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    1. I highly recommend this book! I read it with an open mouth while shaking my head in disbelief that someone could possess that much mental courage and physical stamina. Jeremy's art is rivaled by his adventurous spirit which is rivaled by his encouraging and mesmerizing words. It's a triple threat win. At times a true cliff-hanger, this is a beautiful book to display as well as a meaningful book on friendship and chasing dreams to soulfully carry with you and absorb.

    2. For the artist and/or hiker or climber in your life. Beautiful mixed media layout--I spent more time studying the art than reading the actual book. Drawn tells the story of one climber spreading the ashes of a dear climbing friend in the four directions. And the higher the better. Captures the love of the outdoors and the passion climbers have for their sport. It also shows the tension the love of climbing can have when contrasted to the love of the family. Wonderful story and viewpoint.

    3. Fantastic I love art and travel memoirs and this one is an excellent example. Gorgeous illustrations, beautiful thoughts, inspiring ideas, what more could one ask for? Jeremy Collins' work fills a person with such longing and such a bittersweet sense of life. This journey we are all on is full of the ordinary, but our summits sustain us.Highly recommend to anyone with an adventurous spirit who also deeply desires connection, with themselves, with other people, and with the earth.

    4. A beautiful book, both physically and contextually. This book was not just written, it was designed. Through the combination of Collin’s artistic talents and engaging writing, Drawn becomes nearly impossible to put down. Great for reading in a single sitting, Drawn delivers humor, intensity, sorrow, and a solemn appreciation for adventure that comes through living it fully.

    5. Beautifully written and illustrated. "Being connected by that sinewy vein of rope, your life in the hands of another, amplifies the connection between two people, two souls. It doesn't necessarily mean you are any closer emotionally; it just means you accept each other as family members, with all the weaknesses and flaws that come with it. Whereas genetic family is attached by blood, a climbing family is attached by that rope between us: thousands of nylon fibers, thinner than human hair, braide [...]

    6. Last night I had the privilege of being invited to attend Jeremy Collins' book tour in Las Vegas. Hosted by Desert Rock Sports, the event featured a live art show with Jeremy and then a screening of his movie, DRAWN: The Art of Ascent.The movie follows the story of Jeremy traveling West, South, East, and North in search of adventure, discovery and commemorating the life of a fallen comrade. The film draws you into Jeremy’s personal life, as he balances a self described “love paradox” — w [...]

    7. I follow Jeremy Collins on Instagram (and you should, too!), but I admittedly didn't expect the stories behind his beautiful art to be as deep and as deeply moving as I found them to be. Maybe it's the tangible-turned-collective memory of a loss so vast, so life-changing, that you'd travel to four corners of the earth just to carry that loss with you. Just to remember. To show them you made it, to be there with them, because of them. Because they once believed in you. Because you believed in adv [...]

    8. The cover made me do it, pick up the book, that is. So thank you, Jeremy Collins, for a design that made it impossible for me to look past this book. The inside lived up to the cover. I was once married to a climber so was really drawn to this exploration of the draw of mountains and unclimbed routes. Saying farewell to a friend, by scattering his ashes in the four directions, was the impetus for the climbs Collins briefly and poetically describes. But at heart this book is a love story, to moun [...]

    9. Great book. Collins' art, photography, narration, and quotation all work together to create a unique book where getting outside and attempting to have an adventure is the goal. His story shows that not all plans work out, but if you keep an open mind and do good things along the way, you will live an adventurous life.

    10. Great book, but the changing fonts were distracting. Especially when it morphed from hand-written bold to hand-written cursive mid-sentence with variations in size and written at a 45 degree angle. Most paragraphs had to be read twice.

    11. Very creative telling of a story of climbing, friendship, loss and life. Love the mix of media in this book and the story. It's a keeper! Get the hard copy of this one and put it somewhere it will be seen.

    12. I ADORE everything about this book: the message, the art, the colors, the spreads, the typography, the quotes, the adventure. It's pretty much the best damn illustrated storybook for adults. Makes me, a hermit and homebody, want to get out there and explore beyond my comfort zones.

    13. This is a beautiful collage adventure book is awesome. The art is wonderful and moves you through this story of love, loss and adventure.

    14. Good book. Wonderful illustrations. Much different than I thought it would be. Actually had a point and not just a "hey, look, I did this" type of thing.

    15. A soulful exploration of adventure. Collins is an amazing artist and his story glues the illustrations together to create a really captivating work. I blazed through this book.

    16. A beautiful coffee table book for anyone who loves climbing and good art. (Or anyone who wants to love climbing and good art.)

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