Trails are partly science, partly art, a synergy of objective and subjective evaluations that result in some end product that could vary tremendously from one builder to another. To further complicate matters, design often involves psychology as well– user group dynamics and behaviors require tying traffic management and efficiency into some degree of flow and a marriage to the landscape.
Art has been a part of my life since elementary school. In college I decided not to peruse art much to the dismay of my professor and high school teachers. I am assuming my parents were relieved. At that turning point I decided art was something I could develop or keep as a “hobby” or side-project, not something I depended on for paying bills. That’s just how I felt at 20 years old. I have to say that regretfully I have not drawn as much I would have liked in the following 20+ years mainly because biking, surfing, and life in general haven’t helped the art “hobby” time. I did dive back in (and still do) in the early 2000’s mainly revolving around tee shirt designs (more art at Flckr).
The portfolio page has some links to before/after reports that display the art of trail building, otherwise the “art” and other spectacles can be seen throughout this site, my Instagram, or better yet, at the trails themselves. The gear page has some art as well.