JACKSON, Wyo. — Local artist Haley Badenhop continues to make her mark in public spaces. Her latest project includes giving the Moose sculpture outside of the Snake River Lodge and Spa a much-needed facelift.
As a part of the Teton Village Association’s public art initiative, activating and beautifying vital spaces, Badenhop was commissioned to bring new life into the aging sculpture. The Moose now dons a new “tram red” coat and plays host to a vibrant winter scene that represents the Jackson Hole Mountain culture.
“As a project, this was a great way to reinvent the moose that was becoming weathered; it’s an entire new way to view a moose and a bit unexpected,” Badenhop shared. “Painting him was an interesting process because it created a lot of feedback from passers-by. People freely expressed their opinions to me whether they loved it, found it fun, or didn’t like the change. I think art is most useful when it creates some type of reaction and hopefully that does this. But most of all, I hope everyone looks at the motifs painted within the moose and takes part in whatever is their favorite part of Teton Village.”
Badenhop grew up on a farm in a town of 500 in Northwest Ohio. With a passion for drawing and a degree in fashion design, she found the mountains inspiring and left the flat Midwest for some altitude after college. She now creates art full-time in Jackson Hole and around the US, developing a unique style of line art and mural artwork that is sought out by well-known companies to bring their brand to life.
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