This being a photographic record of the holy cartoon of the feet wandering off-trail in many locales experiencing the varieties of touching and being touched by the earth. Going barefoot often slows me down and provides me with expanded awareness of my every step. The range of textures and sensations are never ending. Free your feet and taste the world!

Okanagan Hills; Washington Cascades; Seattle's Washington Park Arboretum; Salmon Arm, BC; Olympic National Park Beaches; Port Townsend, WA; Colorado River, Utah, Yosemite National Park.

CHRISTIAN SWENSON is a Seattle-based performing artist who articulates his enthusiasm for life with his body and voice. A specialist in the "art of bewilderment", he is more at home off the trail, barefoot and beyond words.
This is his first foray into the visual arts. You can learn more about him and contact him through his website:

His pioneering "Human Jazz" work (an improvised fusion of singing, acting and dancing) has been seen throughout this country and in Canada, Europe, and Asia. In 1977 he received a B.A. in Theater from the University of New Hampshire and moved to Seattle to apprentice with the Bill Evans Dance Company. Further training has included work with: Tony Montanaro; Ruth Zapora; Korean shaman, Hi-ah Park, and with the late Pakistani Master singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Christian has received Fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission and Artist Trust of Washington. He is married with 2 adult children.

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