Thinking Like A Mountain is a series of five site-specific public artworks that show the past, present and future of Sheridan’s changing landscape through a variety of interactive elements, including augmented reality. To think like a mountain is to acknowledge the complex ways in which every single element within our ecosystems (including ourselves!) rely upon one another. As you interact with each artwork, you will learn about the positive changes that can occur if we care for this landscape and its diversity of inhabitants. More information and other artwork locations can be found at here.
This project is generously supported by The Nature Conservancy, Wyoming chapter, and is in partnership with SAGE Community Arts and the Tongue River Artist Residency. Additional support from Emerson Scott and Ceci Butler, and from The Puffin Foundation. Fabrication support from Petalz and Metalz. Original musical composition by Evan Kassof, included in the augmented reality component. And with deep gratitude to the many community members who were involved in the process of researching and creating Thinking Like A Mountain.
Created April-July 2023. On view until August 2024.
To think like a mountain is to understand that a river in its entirety is a home: to care for the river in this place here is to also care for it in that place there.
(South Park Recreation Area, Sheridan WY)