Throughout history, numerous pioneers have guided us in our endeavors into the natural world. These individuals represent ideologies which have informed our perspectives and fostered our relationships with nature. Their stories serve as constant inspiration to explore and engage in the world around us. In order to pay homage to these pioneers, Wingspan aims to celebrate their efforts and keep their stories fresh in our mind. In order to do this we turn to the arts. The heart of Wingspan is inspired by the art world, along with the natural world. Only through art may we illustrate how integral the environment is to one’s pursuit of exploration and adventure. By combining the art world and natural world, we seek to inspire others and remind ourselves that pioneers are the result of their commitment and engagement with their environment, whether they be from the land, sea or sky.