‘Stampede’ over Broadway at the Artspot

JACKSON, Wyo. — A new three-dimensional sculpture is on display at the ArtSpot on Broadway. Three years in the making, “Stampede” was originally conceived as a painting by local artist David Watson, of Cabin Fever Art Creations.

According to Jackson Hole Public Art, Watson credits this large-scale project for providing a respite during the pandemic, providing the artist with a break in thinking about the isolation, social distancing, and depression of a long, cold, and colorless Wyoming winter.

“I hope people feel the warmth of the artwork and enjoy the bright bold colors. I like how the bison will be coming out of the cold, snowy, white wintery background. In a way, it could represent hope of a brighter future. I think we could all use some of that hope at the moment,” said Watson.
The ArtSpot is a project of JH Public Art, in which local 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.

Photos: Keegan Rice

 

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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