Brewed infusions with plants and herbs have been core to our identity since the birth of humanity; so too were ancient myths, derived from our surroundings and retold over countless generations. Our unique teas at Wild Coast Brew are created with those primordial stories in mind. Each artisan small batch tea blend celebrates an archetype, passed down through story and shared imagination, and an accompanying creature of the natural world, adorned with befitting herbs and spices. All animals are inhabitants of the Oregon landscape, holding special meaning to the human inhabitants that live among them. Because our teas are born of experimentation and wild creativity, so too are the stunning paper tubes that hold them. For this design concept seen on our canisters, we collaborated with local artist and friend, Ila Rose.
Ila Rose is a painter, based out of Eugene, Oregon
Rose is inspired and humbled by those who have formed close relationships with the earth. Instances of this human-environment interconnection are rich with symbolism. These archetypal symbols, as they echo throughout time and space, have instinctively landed themselves in ila's art. She finds her work guides her, rather than the other way around. Science is important and fascinating to rose, who also honors the magic that lingers in that which is unknown and unprovable. With the painter's tools, ila explores the limits of what we claim to know, and challenges the viewer to forge bravely on, into the mysterious realms of the infinite moment.
See her work at ilaroseart.com