Rebecca Crowell shared with me the story of Jim Mott, who was featured this morning on the Today Show. Jim travels the country trading his paintings for food and a warm place to stay. He just happened to stay with Rebecca on one of his trips, which is where the Today Show caught up with him.
Since September, Jim has been to 29 states and traveled about 1,000 miles a week without a cell phone, Blackberry, or computer. He confesses that he doesn't care much for traveling, but he struck out because he felt art was too disconnected from everyday life.
I'm always looking for stories of how artists promote and share their work in creative ways. (Feel free to leave yours below.)
Watch the Jim Mott segment.
Image (c) Jim Mott, Otter Cliffs.