Abuzz, inner tubes, recycled vinyl banners, paint, thread, air, 2023.
located at the northeast corner of the Center for the Arts, Jackson, Wyoming
Core Artist Team: Wayne Dickie, David Dodge, Myrinda Hamilton, Delford Hill, Kassi Knudsen and Isabella Shanor
Contributing Artists: Connor Clark, Tracy Dimick, Gary Endicott,
Jamie Kothe and Leonard Williams
Additional Project Participants: Karla Andersen, Roxanne Andersen,
Christa Antrim, Zac Knudsen and Robbie Marsh
conceptual design and coordination by Suzanne Morlock
A temporary public art proposal accepted by Jackson Hole Public Art and the Center for the Arts in the spring of 2023. Utilizing the community-wide theme of pollinators, Morlock collaborated with Community Entry Services to create Abuzz. Generously funded by the Center for the Arts and Jackson Hole Public Art.
Abuzz is the culmination of a 12-week exploration of a community-wide summer theme. We investigated “the hive”, pollinators and creative art making. The investigation included field trips to the public art site, Sage Living pollinator gardens, Pneuhaus’ Compound Camera, the WildWalls scavenger hunt and a wildflower seed give-away at the Peoples’ Market in collaboration with Jackson Hole Public Art and High Mountain Pollinators and Bees.
The process-oriented drawings used various prompts including imaginative image making, observations of nature, photographs, cyanotype compositions and direct mark making.
Inner tubes were wrapped with slices of recycled vinyl banners which were over sprayed with themed shapes creating a canvas for the artworks produced by the clients of Community Entry Services. Participants’ favorite images were stenciled onto the Dr. Suess-inspired hive form.
After the installation of Abuzz, interested clients created a sound response to the process called Buzzing Bees, which is accessible by QR code at the site. Buzzing Bees was designed and coordinated by Tom Goicoechea and audio engineered by Ben Winship.