I created 2 male Citipati, a type of Oviraptorid from the Late Cretaceous period, for the Dinosaurs Among Us exhibit in 2016. I started by welding together some steek armatures, coating the armatures with foam, fiberglassing the surfaces and then coating with a texture I made by casting varying arrangements of turkey feathers.
Using one mold of a carapace (the top shell of a turtle) I sculpted, cast, re-positioned and painted the remainder of 4 turtles between the "!Cuba!", and the "Unseen Oceans" exhibits.
I made a 20ft long Mirounga leonina, or Elephant Seal for the Life At The Limits exhibit in 2015. Starting with a clay scale model, I used a 3D scanner to help me map out the steel armature and wooden gussets I would construct. Using chicken wire, foam, polyester resin, fiberglass, and epoxy, I fleshed out the body of the seal. The head was sculpted in clay and cast in polyester resin. The model comes apart for travel, and can be mounted on a post from the floor, or hung by two eye hooks on its back.
An interactive in the "Senses" exhibit placed the visitor in the "shoes" of a hungry Pit Viper. To find the prey, they were given a heat detecting camera. I sculpted a life sized Common Iora, Long Tailed Tree Rat, and Common Shrew, and with a series of material tests, figured out how to evenly heat the sculpted critters from within so their body temperatures were visible, and their body shapes recognizable on the visitors' screen. I then painted the animals light green to camouflage within their stylized, monochromatic environment.
I sculpted and cast this magnified Dinoflagellate and Angler Fish for the Creatures of Light exhibit in 2013.
In 2012, I was part of a team of artists and conservators responsible for the restoration of the Hall of North American Mammals. I focused mainly on the snow in the Kaibab Squirrel and Canada Lynx dioramas. I carefully mapped and removed the old, yellowed stuff and replaced it with carefully sculpted forms of ethafoam and various other conservationally approved materials.
I made a series of fake food, including a Day of the Dead Bread I baked from scratch, molded and cast in plastic. I also hand crafted “one ton”of coal to emphasize the importance seeking sustainable sources of energy in Climate Change at AMNH.
I have created several gallery models of upcoming exhibits, working with designers to flesh out and finalize designs for displays, interactives, models, themes, dioramas, wall construction and the intricacies of case work.
I worked with Studio Hans to create 11 giant Parrot Tulips for the Spring 2018 Tanya Taylor windows at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Giant marshmallows for a photo shoot with Katy Perry.
Hand-Sculpted earring display for Alice Waese.
Tomato spit roaster for a Campbell’s Soup advertisement.
Paper props for The Children's Place.
Frame by frame, I created 3 dimensional sculptures from animations of Henrot's drawings for a series of tiered zoetropes by the Artist. Each object needed to not only resemble the feel of the original drawing, but each of the 12-16 poses needed to be captured exactly so that after the zoetrope began spinning, and a strobe light was added, the movement of the sculpts mimicked the whimsical motion of the animated characters.