Monument Valley Face Gaiter


All-season “daily tube” face gaiters are produced by Blackstrap in the USA, and feature the watercolor paintings of Colorado artist, MFK. These are perfect winter through summer, and layer well with a helmet and snow hood. Perfect for ski/snowboarding, fishing, hiking, and everything in between!

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Artist Statement

The original painting for this print, “West of Where the Sun Sets”, was created using watercolor, ink, and genuine copper leaf. Originally inspired by brilliant sunsets across Utah’s landscape, this painting evolved into being about something much more. Like many pieces, I took a break from working on this midway through. It sat partially completed and tucked away for many months, until the sudden passing of my grandfather. We were very close, and in the midst of my grief, the rest of this painting poured out of me.

My grandfather was a bright light in my life, a safe haven, a trusted friend. I have never met anyone else that could fill a room with their humor, kindness, and personality the way that he could. This piece is a tribute to his beautiful shining spirit, and a wish for what comes next.

The title of this piece comes from the song “Where Rainbows Never Die” by the Steeldrivers. For me, death is the great mystery. I don’t claim any faithful beliefs about the afterlife, but I like to imagine that my grandparents are together in some technicolor place/space vibrating with love, west of where the sun sets, where rainbows never die.

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MADE IN USA, lightweight, breathable, wind & sun protection