Kim Utschig, a mountain creative and doug fir doodler, found themself sitting with the concept of Paper + Wheel as they settled into the beautiful landscapes, energy, and magic of the Pacific Northwest. After endless drawings of native trees, many sunsets silhouetting Mt. Hood’s double-pointed peak, and an exploration of the beautiful wet dirt Oregon has to offer, Kim began searching for a way to make meaning of this beautiful geography. Since the conception of Paper + Wheel as a brand and business, Kim has used a synthesis of art and nature to continue to understand and share their ever-evolving relationship with Cascadia.
Photography by Lea Kreck.