Ruess, Everett - Everett Ruess
Ruess disappeared at the age of 20 in the Escalante wilderness of Southern Utah. Mystery surrounds his disappearance and many books have been written about his short life. He has grown to legendary status because of the journals and art that he left behind. Ruess' dream was to wander freely and leave no trace, which he did only too well.
Years ago, as SUWA was getting off the ground, they offered prints of the linocuts that Ruess had sent home to his family over the years he trekked through the wilderness areas of the American Southwest. Smith bought a full set of the remarkable reproductions so we would always be reminded of the places and landscapes we love to visit. Many cover our bedroom walls. It is almost daily I study the designs in black and wish to be in the desert, to fill my soul, as Ruess did, in the red rock country.
Enjoy your weekend and spend some time in a natural landscape if you can.