JACKSON, Wyo. — A new ArtSpot went up this week on Broadway featuring puzzle pieces on the loose.
Titled “A Puzzling Escape,” the installation was created by Isis Brinker, a Shelley, Idaho high school student, who developed the idea as part of a sculpture class led by art teacher Daniel Borup.
After being selected this fall during a public call-to-artists, the entire sculpture class collaborated on building and installing the work.
The sculpture depicts a puzzle half-done, with brightly-colored pieces in the process of escaping down the Karns hillside. Built from plywood and steel, an additional seven students – Emily Ball, Sam Bush, Seth Hale, Madysen Humpherys, Kaden Jensen, Tara Shigihara, and Anastasia Taylor – came over for a class trip to install at the ArtSpot on Monday, Dec. 13.
“With this piece, there aren’t any deep meanings or concepts intended. It’s just a fun and interesting sculpture. Knowing that it was thought up and created by teenagers should also bring added appreciation. Public art, in general, is a great way to beautify our world and make life a little more interesting, I expect this piece to do exactly that,” Borup said.
The ArtSpot is a JH Public Art project, in which regional artists are invited to create site-specific installations that inspire moments of discovery and joy for the more than 30,000 daily drivers that pass by.
The ArtSpot is actively seeking annual sponsors, contact Carrie Geraci email@example.com, for opportunities.