For one day, Deloney St. on the Town Square in Jackson WY was transformed into a pedestrian plaza by Jackson Hole Public Art. Inspired by similar efforts across the country to reclaim street space as pedestrian places, POP explored various creative ideas with the hopes of impacting future infrastructure improvements.
Produced by Bland Hoke
Artist in Residence at Jackson Hole Public Art
Banjostand was a temporary project for the World of Bluegrass held in downtown Raleigh. The work enhances the Sir Walter Raleigh statue, using hundreds of reclaimed banjo parts from Deering Banjos, and celebrates bluegrass music by creating a space for jam sessions.
A steely Tetonscape greets guests upon arrival at Snow King Resort. The 85-foot-long metal mountain expanse was installed by Custom Iron Design in partnership with Bland Design – a duo that has worked on multiple art installations in the public realm.
The Snow King panorama stretches from Death Canyon to Teewinot. When guests approach the resort, the entrance gateway perfectly frames the Grand Teton, and the setting sun lights the metal mountains afire with its reflection.
Vivid blue phosphorescent pigment lights up old lamp poles in this temporary installation. Situated in a football field, and charged by stadium lights, Matter In Time is exemplary of a resourceful and provocative installation.
The project has continued to evolve over time in collaboration with it's surrounding environment. Currently situated at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia NY.
A transdisciplinary collaboration to envision new uses for an inactive silver mine in Lake City CO. A team of artists, landscape architects, geologists, hydrologists and archaeologists convened for one month to conduct interviews, site analysis and host a symposium. The goal - to shepherd the donation of the land to Hindsdale County, thus perpetuating the potential revitalization of the site for habitable and safe recreation.
River in Reverse uses the scrap created by laser cutting Arrival Over the Snake - using one project to create an additional public art project in a separate location. River in Reverse creates a link between two projects aesthetically and conceptually. The rgb LED light colors are changed on the solstices and equinoxes to mark the passage of time and the shifting color of the Snake River throughout the seasons.
Incoming passengers to the Jackson Hole Airport travel through a hallway displaying an aerial view of the valley’s Snake River, highlighting a historic ferry crossing, and today’s airport’s location. The project makes a link between the contempoary and historic methods of travel into Jackson, WY.
An interactive experience, the Snowtorium played sound scapes when individuals entered the interior space. Glacier blankets protected the doughnut shaped snow structure until mid-July when the work was unwrapped in the midst of a verdant field of grass.
Softwalks activates sidewalk sheds with a kit of parts to create more functional public places. The kit is designed with placemaking in mind, activating our desires to sit, chat, and appreciate environments of interest.
“This has business relevance in the world’s largest cities,” Scott Belsky, co-founder and CEO of Behance says.
2012 INNOVATION BY DESIGN AWARD
Student Category Fast Company
A temporary cradle-to-cradle installation. After seven nights of revelry at Burning Man, the 200 solar flashlights were repack- aged and sent to schools in Sierra Leone in partnership with Schools for Salone and Books for Africa. The steel rods were returned to a distributor for a 10% restock fee.
DRIVE Is a six-city series and journey to encourage bottom-up efforts that "drive" social innovation through design. The project documents collaborative creations with urban and rural community groups across the nation.
In collaboration with William Novak and Rotten Apple