Quarantine ReScreen | Drawn From Here | Eric Pollard & Nimbus Independent
In the time of COVID-19, a lot of us have found ourselves with an uptick in how much screen time is present in our lives.
If you’re like me, that means a lot of scrolling, and quite a bit of combing through content in search of something that a) I want to watch or listen to, and b) something that will hold my attention. So the #QRS, or the Quarantine ReScreen, marches on. To read more about the origin of the #QRS, click here.
There seems to be a direct correlation between sliding on snow and creating art. A lot of snow sport pros also dabble (or excel) in the world of artistic expression. In fact, there are too many adventure sport athletes who relish artistic creation outside of their sport for it to be an anomaly. That much is rather obvious, and Eric Pollard‘s film “Drawn From Here” addresses that relationship in the opening couple of minutes alone.
Pollard has been a professional skier for 20 years. He is also an accomplished ski/ hard goods product designer and an artist. Oh, and he’s behind the film and production company, Nimbus Independent which originated in 2007. Other notable athletes involved in the inception of Nimbus Independent include Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, and Chris Benchetler.
“Drawn From Here” in itself is a work of art. While it explains the artistic approach to sliding on snow, it also delves into how that approach encapsulates Pollard’s whole life. After experiencing a life altering injury, the creative process proved itself as an outlet as well as a roadmap to recovery.
There is a lot to be learned from the approach to adversity highlighted in “Drawn From Here”; always, but especially now during the time of COVID-19.