Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Yukon, Ho!

The Scales and Golden Stairs - 1898
This summer I will be an Artist-in-Residence on the Chilkoot Trail in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park! Following the footsteps of goldrush prospectors, I'll be hiking from Dyea, AK over the Golden Stairs (aka Chilkoot Pass) to Bennet, BC. During the 2 week residency, I'll be collecting stories, images and impressions for an animated short. This trail has seen millions of footsteps from centuries of traders, miners and modern "pilgrims" wanting to relieve the historical journey. I plan to involve not only the people who will be walking the trail this upcoming summer, but those who have done it in the past, and in so doing, add layers of history to the story of the film. If you have hiked the Chilkoot at any point in your life, I would LOVE to talk to you. Please send me a note!!