storytelling

Wild and Free

Brooklyn Bell is a Kona Ambassador that is pushing the boundaries of comfort and expectations on a daily basis. Aside from cutting her teeth on a mountain bike as a Kona Supreme, Bell is also a widely-recognized artist, public speaker, and stellar athlete. In fact, she just competed in her first ever Freeride World Tour skiing qualifier contest in Lake Louise, Alberta.

Bell’s art is a direct reflection of her experiences in life and it’s one of the reasons her work is so vibrant and powerful—because she is also vibrant and powerful. For her “winter” ambassador assignment Bell created this gorgeous drawing, pulling from her experiences at Mt. Baker this season.

She had this to say about her piece.

“I made this piece of art during January. During that time I was mountain biking on wet and warm days and skiing on the dry days. This piece to me represents the special dynamic that happens between skiing and biking, sea level and being at 6,000ft. They somehow magically co-exist in this place. They are different in so many ways, yet so similar. Their landscapes seem to have contrast but also flow seamlessly into each other.”

You can see more of Bell in this month’s Patagonia catalogue in the mountain bike section. To view more of her incredible art work please visit her website.

New “Features” Section on Konaworld.com!

We are excited to announce a new storytelling feature on Konaworld.com. You may have already checked out this new feature when we announced Miranda Miller joining the team. Or, perhaps you saw the Dirty Kanza feature we did on super racer Cory Wallace. While the Cog has been our centralized place for new product announcements, reviews, and more, our Features section will focus more on deeper stories with a photojournalistic twist. We work with a ton of talented photographers, athletes, and writers,  and we wanted to give them a platform to share their experiences.

You can find the Features section at the top of our navigation under “News.”

This widescreen, visually stunning experience is formatted for both desktop and mobile so any device will work well. We already have a bunch of gorgeous visual stories on the site such as:

Miller Time– Welcoming Miranda Miller to Kona with photos by Paul Kelly.

In the Pasture– an essay written by Spencer Paxson

The Funnest Known Time- a photo story by Patrick Means with writing from each of our Adventure Team members

Dirty Kona – A photo story by Anthony Smith about Cory Wallace’s experience at the 2018 Dirty Kanza

 

We have lots more feature stories coming soon! Be sure to check Konaworld’s features often!