JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole Public Art, along with JH Community Pathways, announced today that a new mural, called “Cruising Critters”, has been completed in the Highway 22 underpass.
The highly trafficked underpass, located near the intersection of Highway 22 and Teton Village Road (390), sees commuters traveling between Jackson, Wilson, and Teton Village and people coming and going to Rendezvous Park and the nearby Snake River.
Artist Marco Miller is a first-generation Mexican-American Experiential/Creative Event Producer, Fabrication Designer, and Fine Artist from Chicago, lL, and is currently based in Jackson, WY. Over the past decade Marco has collaborated with international and local businesses, conceptualizing content and event production to help enhance the consumer experience. As a former bike messenger in Chicago, his Path 22 mural is meant to inspire alternative transportation and increase pathway usage. Marco logs hundreds of miles a month on our county’s pathways, transporting his art supplies via bike and traversing the valley to and from work on a daily basis.
The “Cruising Critters” mural depicts regional fauna on bicycles of all sizes and is mirrored on both sides of the pathway. Each animal, hand-drawn in a quirky but realistic fashion, relates to the bicycle below it, from the magpie to the moose. The mural was completed over the past few months during pandemic quarantine, in an impromptu studio space at the artist’s friend’s garage.
“It was a lot of fun and an honor to work on this mural for Jackson Hole. I hope that the public looks at the mural and sees that it’s both silly and happy, and that we should all ride bikes more often as a mode of transportation. It’s fun! And with that we make less of a footprint in our world,” said Miller.
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Jacob Gore was born and raised in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. As a proud Wyomingite, he loves to share his home with visitors from around the world. Spending years in Jackson and Alaska as an interpretive nature guide, he remains a photographer, traveler, storyteller, and avid hobbyist of all-things outdoors. Jacob enjoys bridging the connection between Jackson and the rest of the state.
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