September 23, 2020 2 min read
HEST has always been about supporting and pursuing dreams. Throughout our journey to create products that elevate your experience in the outdoors, we constantly draw inspiration from artists in our outdoor community. We asked a few of our favorite artists to create a design inspired by dreaming under the stars with HEST. These gorgeous shirt designs are available through our Kickstarter rewards packages!
Full Name: Gretchen Leggitt
Specialty: Artist, Dreamer, Schemer, Mover, Maker and Shaker
Current Location:Bellingham, WA
Side, front or back Sleeper? All sides. I sleep like a rotisserie chicken.
Any before bed rituals? Try not to look at my phone.
Best dream you’ve had recently summed up in 3 words? Chutes and Ladders
Early bird or night owl? Night Owl
Coolest place you’ve ever woken up in? Bivvying on the summits of many 14ers.
Land Legs or Sea Monster? Land 4 Life
Preferred method of adrenaline or endorphins? Getting deep into bikepacking adventures that have no end in sight, hanging from cliffs, surfing down powder covered hills.
When we escape our conventional lives and head out to the remote places we love, a switch is flipped and our eyes are set on the magnificent environment in which we play. This design for Hest weaves the dream state within the natural elements, harnessing the beauty of getting lost in the realm of adventure.
Gretchen Leggitt is a Bellingham-based visual artist who has a healthy addiction to recreating in her Northwest backyard. Her paintings, illustrations and murals feature the geometric facets of the geography she loves to play within. Her fluid line work captures the energetic aesthetic of natural elements and of the graceful movements of "flow state" we achieve while riding, skiing and climbing through these spaces. Her robust body of works included the largest mural in the state of Washington. Follow her on Instagram!