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.
Center for the Arts / Jackson, WY
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.
Subaru America / Moose, WY
STREAM visualized the 2016 recycling rate in Grand Teton National Park with a suspended river of plastic bottles and cutthroat trout made from La Croix cans outside the Craig Thomas Visitor Center. This project was led by Jackson Hole Public Art, in partnership with Grand Teton National Park and Teton County School District, and with support from Subaru’s Zero Landfill Initiative.
The Beacon was designed as a photo opportunity for visitors of Teton Village. It's comprised of 250 ice luminaries, back-lit with color changing LED lights.
Bland Hoke served as the lead artist on this project by Jackson Hole Public Art.
Private Commission / Jackson, WY
Artscape was made using scrap material from a previous Bland Hoke project titled Shapes of Snow. The tree forms served in lieu of traditional landscaping for a new development on Gregory Lane.
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.
Southern Oregon University I Ashland OR
Tasked with creating something for students to enjoy, Feathoars is a series of three kinetic seating structures. Paddles and oars were sourced from Sawyer, located six miles away. Seating was fabricated from lexatron urethane supplied by SOTAR.
Center for the Arts | Jackson, WY
A courtyard space is host to Otto, a giant goldfish who resides for six months at the Center for the Arts.
Cambridge Art Council / Cambridge, MA
Artesian Well – A Portal to Sacramento Park’s Past enlivens the entrance to a public park in Cambridge, MA.
Two stainless steel pipe and blue polycarbonate benches are accompanied by a vertical stainless steel sculpture of curving shapes. The latter was pieced together from the pipes cut up to make the benches.
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.
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.
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.
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.