FoundSpace is a collaborative project between the Jackson Hole Land Trust and Jackson Hole Public Art. By inviting artists to create temporary artworks in protected public spaces they are encouraging the public to explore and see the land in a new way.
Emily Stevens Pond, Wilson, WY
I collaborated with Matt Daly to create 12 thaumatropes that highlighted the often overlooked minifauna that inhabit our spaces. Matt wrote 2 line poems about each critter and I illustrated them. We installed the thaumatropes along the pathways through this park. (Turn the thaumatrope and the 2 illustrations become 1)
Pathway from Stillson to the Wilson Schoolhouse - through Hardeman Meadows, Wilson, WY
I collaborated with Matt Daly on a project that would give voice to lost objects with the hope that perhaps some things would be found. Matt wrote 12 stanzas of a Ghazal - a poem that can be read in any order. Each stanza is a love note to something that has been lost. I carved these stanzas onto clay slabs and attached them to mailboxes. We stationed the mailboxes along the pathway and included tags inside each mailbox that could be fastened to something that had been found. In this way - throughout the summer - each mailbox collected items and stories about how they had been found.