"While the rest of town was digging out from record-breaking snowfall this winter, Jackson-based artist, Bland Hoke (@blandhoke) was conceptualizing his latest public art experiment. Bland pitched his new idea for ephemeral snow designs during @jhpublicart’s Moonshot 5x5 on January 15, a second-annual event held in The Center Theater Lobby where local creatives presented one unique public art concept using 5 slides presented in 5 minutes. Bland’s SnowCircles are inspired by the work of cartographer-turned-artist, Simon Beck.
Bland’s Moonshot concept quickly made its way to Oona Doherty, Creative Initiatives Director at Center for the Arts. At the time, Oona was searching for new ways to activate Town Enclosure pavilion (Carney Logan Burke Architects @clbarchitects and Jackson Hole Public Art) in The Center Park in the wintertime, and Bland’s concept was an ideal fit for the location. Within a few weeks, Doherty, on behalf of The Center, commissioned Blandand his design team, Lewis Smirl (@andlewissmirltoo) and Lucas Ayoub(@lookatook), to create a site-specific snow art installation in the park and on the roof of the facility. “The snow designs are a conversation between the designers with The Center Campus, a playful way to interact with the space and draw attention to the campus in a spontaneous, surprising, and temporary way,” remarked Doherty.
Timing was an important element in the project given the extreme winter weather conditions. Nevertheless, the design team adapted quickly to the ever-changing snowpack and nonstop snowfall."
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Artists: @blandhoke & @andlewissmirltoo