The Nature hikers project

Looking at Nature people’s Cultural head wear expressions

Project, watercolors and text by Frits Ahlefeldt

Indigenous people and traditional cultures across the planet have created amazing and diverse ways of decorating and changing the way they look. Some use tattoos, other masks, flowers, leaves, feathers, painting, hats, wood, or a number of other materials and techniques to express different things like feelings, roles, position, experience etc. 

Some changes are permanent features each member will keep for the rest of their lives, other are decorations for special occasions.

I wondered how it would look if hikers took on these traditions in their appearance more. ( some all ready do )  And made this series of what I call Nature hikers, inspired by the way Nature people adapt and change their looks:

Originals: Selected of the original Nature hiker paintings are for sale in my shop here

Downloads: The Nature hikers can be downloaded from my download art collection here

The collection of Nature hikers watercolors so far:

Nature Hikers – Individual drawings:

Wateroolour painting of an elderly man with a flower hat and backpack. Art by Frits Ahlefeldt
Nature hiker with yellow flowers and feathers hat
Elderly man with long hair a white stripe across his face
Nature hiker with white stripe
illusration of a hiker with a original nature people head wear
Man with blue Two leaves hat – hikers watercolor sketch by Frits Ahlefeldt
man with backpack and tattooed face in traditional pacific ocean pattern, Artwork by Frits Ahlefeldt
Watercolor study of nature hiker – Face with traditional tattoos
Man with green clothes and a ritual hat made our of reeds
Man with Reed hat
Man with disk under lip
Long hair blond man wearing backpack and traditional looking hat
Blond man with traditional Scandinavian head wear
Woman with leaf hat and painted patterns in face
Man with different horns and rings in hair
Hiker with white and red painted head and leaves hat
Watercolor portrait of girl with backpack and a traditional head wear with feathers
Hiker girl with traditional people head wear
hiker in green t-shirt and feather head wear
Hiker with Feather head wear
Watercolor of a naturehiker, art by Frits Ahlefeldt
Watercolor of nature girl, blue hat.
Woman with grass hat and painted face, watercolor study by Frits Ahlefeldt
Girl, Nature hiker, grass head wear and painted face. Art by Frits Ahlefeldt
Nature man with feather head wear, painting by Frits Ahlefeldt
Old nature hiker with backpack and feathers

About Frits Ahlefeldt

Painting watercolors, researching, writing & sketching up thoughts, understandings and ideas for a sustainable future, connecting thrive, trails, places and technology