This fifteen-minute documentary film by Lindsay Marie Stewart is a love letter to wildness—in life, art, and the world. In profiling five creative adventurers (confession: I'm one of them) who are each practicing "The Art of Wild" in one form or another, this film hints at what lies beyond the beaten path. Uncertainty, yes. Risk, yes. Financial security, not a chance. "I know I don't want to work 9 to 5," Jeremy Koreski says in the film. "Instead, I work 24/7!"
But what such employment lacks in overtime pay it makes up for in currencies of wonder, joy, community, freedom, and fresh air, "showing that what we value most in life," as Jamie Tanner puts it, "is not material but experiential wealth." My only regret about this film? I didn't get the chance to hang out with the others featured in it—inspiring, innovative types for whom wildness is a way of life. You can watch "The Art of Wild" at the link above or on Outside Online.