JACKSON, Wyo. — Developed by award-successful architect Walter Hood, the Sculpture Path at the Countrywide Museum of Wildlife Artwork was unveiled in 2012.
Now a ten years into its advancement, the trail is frequently evolving. When in the beginning bidding for the job, Hood had a clear eyesight for the route of the path, a vision that received him the fee. In speaking about the project’s conception, Hood claimed, “Everywhere you go in Jackson the landscape is big. When you’re in a place—even 1 like this—for so lengthy, it results in being everyday. I operate to make factors noticeable.” Hood will keep a absolutely free community tour of the Sculpture Path at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Attendees are encouraged to satisfy at the Museum entrance.
The 3-quarters of a mile Sculpture Path underscores the Museum’s determination to
presenting wildlife sculpture inside the fabric of Jackson Hole’s incomparable
landscape. The trail begins at the Museum’s entrance with Bart Walter’s Wapiti Path
and winds up the sage lined hillside. Complementing breathtaking views, the Trail
stretches along the bluff to the north and south, overlooking the National Elk Refuge
and encompassing an open up-air amphitheater at the Museum entrance. The Sculpture
Trail was recognized in memory of Jim Petersen.
The Sculpture Trail at present properties twenty-two items. Margery Torrey’s polar bear
entitled Churchill is the most recent addition, unveiled in August of 2021. Strategies for the path
include lodging for upwards of 30 sculptures. “From the beginning I have
looked at this undertaking as 1 piece of sculpture. It is not a lot of things on a ribbon that
stretches a few-quarters of a mile, but one massive piece that you and the sculptures can
occupy,” mentioned Hood.
Hood is the resourceful director and founder of Hood Style Studio in Oakland, CA. He is
also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and lectures on qualified
and theoretical tasks nationally and internationally. He is a receiver of the 2017
Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, 2019 Knight General public Areas
Fellowship, 2019 MacArthur Fellowship, 2019 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, and the
2021 recipient of the Architectural League’s President’s Medal award. The Museum is
thrilled to welcome Hood in celebration of the Sculpture Trail’s 10th anniversary. In
addition to the public tour, Hood will be talking to Collector’s Circle members at a
members only meal.