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