Every so often I read about someone who has created a lifestyle and job that is so cool you just want to follow them around to see what a typical day is like.
Jim Denevan is one of those people. Landscape artist and founder of Outstanding in the Field, he leads a pretty interesting life. So much so that he has been featured in The Anthropologist for creating the world's largest piece of artwork on Siberia's frozen Lake Baika.
He creates art in nature to be captured in photos for the few hours it is visible before the elements destroy it forever.
Since 1999, his 'other job' involves traveling the country with Outstanding in the Field. Their mission "is to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it".
Jim and his crew of 8 travel to farms, mountainsides, and cities and set up beautiful, long tables with crisp, white table cloths to feature amazing meals created from the local fare grown near or on-site. It's a tremendously detailed production and they work with local chefs and service providers to create something unique at each location. Can you even believe how awesome that is?! Look at these previous locations:
Dietzler Farm, Elkhorn, WI
Half Moon Bay, CA
Munson Farm, Boulder CO
There are a few dates left on their North American Tour that are not yet sold out. Check out dates and locations here.
If you are in NYC on the 10th, head on over to Anthropologie at 75 9th Street for Fashion’s Night Out. See Jim in action as he creates a new large-scale artwork during the event. There will also be a viewing of the documentary filmed by Meredith Danluck during their project in Siberia.
images c/o Jim Denevan and Outstanding in the Field