FoundSpace 2020 Features Local Artists on KC Trail

You can now take a walk on the KC Trail along Flat Creek and spot all twelve “Shaky Translations” – a collaboration between artist Jenny Dowd and poet Matt Daly – as part of the sixth iteration of  FoundSpace , a Jackson Hole Land Trust program in partnership with JH Public Art that encourages tangible interaction between land and art. Each installation tells the stories of the non-human inhabitants of the landscape along the trail, through imagery and poetry in both English and Spanish.

The “Shaky Translations” installations are being hosted on the Town of Jackson’s Flat Creek Corridor Protection Project, which in 2010 protected over 30 acres for recreation by the Jackson Hole Land Trust. The artworks are located along the KC Connector Trail in between Linda’s Trail and Josie’s Ridge, on the flanks of Snow King Mountain above Flat Creek in Jackson. 

“Everyone and everything has a story to tell in the Flat Creek Corridor. Take a hike to discover these shaky translations and find out what all the hullaballo is about.” — Artist Jenny Dowd

The twelve signs dotting the sides of the trail are repurposed yard-sign tiles, with paintings and text stories as told by local wildlife characters. The tiles quake in the wind, similar to the adjacent aspen trees, and can be viewed by both sides, if you’re coming or going, along the popular trail.

“Shaky Translations provides trail users- hikers, runners, and bikers- with the opportunity to slow down and think about the land they are recreating on,” said Jr Rodriguez, Community Conservation Manager/R Park Director at the Jackson Hole Land Trust. “Public access spaces in the heart of Jackson are typically a result of hard work, partnerships, and collaborative management to ensure that these special places remain open for everyone to use. We hope that these temporary installations will remind people of both the good fortune that we have access to these wonderful trails and that we share this land with many other creatures and plants.”

FoundSpace is an annual program by the Jackson Hole Land Trust with artists installations facilitated by Jackson Hole Public Art in order to bring awareness on JHLT-easement protected public access properties through creative and low impact public art installations. “Shaky Translations” will be viewable on trail until the end of October (or weather permits). The artists would like to thank Jade Pittel for her Spanish translation of their work.

“There’s quite a hubbub on the KC Connector Trail. Or is it a tumulto? Hullabaloo? Jaleo? Come see some shaky translations of what the land is making a fuss about.” – Poet Matt Daly



The Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT), in partnership with JH Public Art, invites the community to join six local artists at the fifth annual FoundSpace installation at Rendezvous Park (R Park) in Wilson. The event will kick off on June 21st at R Park’s Annual Summer Solstice Celebration.

This year FoundSpace will be hosted at R Park’s annual Summer Solstice celebration. This event is family oriented and has special activities for youth.

FoundSpace is at the crossroads of art and conservation. It links local artists, temporary installations, and conserved public land. In its fifth year, the six local artists participating are Matt Daly, Jenny Dowd, Brittany Hill, Bland Hoke, Bronwyn Minton and Ben Roth. Artists will organize community Gathers with various community groups to find objects and inspiration for the installations at R Park which will reflect on the playful spirit of the space.

The artist installations will be in R Park all summer long for public engagement and enjoyment!



Jackson Hole Public Art is a non-profit supported in part with grants from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, the Sage Foundation, the Wyoming Arts Council, the Charles Engelhard Foundation and people like you! Thank you.