JACKSON HOLE, WYO \u2013 Regular commuters are often the first to notice. Pedestrians are a little harder to come by in winter.\r\n\r\nBut have you seen the new installation at the ArtSpot? It looks absolutely livable! And that\u2019s part of the point.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nJH Public Art clued us in that the new ArtSpot installation by Ryan Stolp is his vision of a childhood treehouse. Stolp is a Jackson-based artist and designer who traded his usual creative tools of pen, paper, and a computer for a hammer, saw, and screws to translate his vision as an illustrator into a 3-dimensional work of art.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe goal of this piece is to highlight how Jackson can be a kind of \u2018Neverland,\u2019 a world of community, childhood tree houses, and endless play,\u201d Stolp said. \u201cI want to use the Artspot to inspire childlike excitement in passers-by, that fun giddiness you get with cool treehouse forts blended with living our amazing Jackson life.\u201d\r\n\r\nStolp\u2019s proposal piqued the interest of the JH Public Art staff for its whimsical, and out of the box approach toward using Jackson\u2019s only venue dedicated to the display of rotating artworks. The artist\u2019s pitch also stood out because it helped to meet one of the core goals of the ArtSpot: to make people smile as they drive by.\r\n\r\nStolp described his\u00a0work as a piece that pays tribute to the creative ways people find to build a life, a great life in an energetic community, here in Jackson.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt is intended to be both fun\u2014like a child\u2019s fort or a whimsical tree house\u2014 and alerting to the serious strains on affordable housing. It captures the ideal of a cozy winter mountain bungalow full of life and passion for this place. Yet, it\u2019s unusual location perched atop an old sign by the highway alludes to the extent to which people squeeze their lifestyle and their dreams to live here in Jackson, Wyoming.\u201d\r\n\r\nIn the coming months the ArtSpot will host new works by David Watson, Isabel Rucker, and Bronwyn Minton. The ArtSpot is currently funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and the friends of JH Public Art. JH Public Art is actively seeking sponsors to support artist stipends.