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Idaho's landscape challenges us to explore and invites us to imagine. Her natural wonders stir the senses, inspiring artistic expression in many forms. Outdoor Idaho's "Creative License" follows four artists on their journey to create and inspire.
For singer-songwriter Casey Kristofferson, the mountains of central Idaho are a majestic backdrop against which to write and record his mountain music. Sculptor John Grade found his muse in the form of a lava tube at Craters of the Moon National Monument and creates a wooden sculpture based on a digital scan of the tube's interior. Alexandra Paliwoda forges iron into functional art from her blacksmith shop in the valley of the Tetons near the Wyoming border. And Jon Mills chases storm clouds across the desert to capture digital images of stunning desert lightning storms in southern Idaho — he's even been hit by lightning.
"Idaho's outdoors can inspire all of us to dream, but only a handful have the talent and dedication to turn that dream into reality," says producer Sauni Symonds. "I enjoy sharing the stories of those who honor nature and the outdoors by preserving its essence through their own artistic expression."