Immersive cave environment. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany
'Eismeer' - Hagenbeck Zoo, Hamburg, Germany
Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany
Detailed model of Meganeura (giant dragonfly) and prehistoric tree branch for Carboniferous period environment. Germany
African savannah environment, Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany.
Immersive winter environment. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany.
Ruined Maya temple environment, 'Human Journey'at Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany.
Artificial rock, mussel colony, seaweed, barnacles and limpets together with live crustaceans, invertebrates and fish. Askham Bryan AMC, UK
Artificial riverbank with 'rotten' roots, wet effects, and alluvial pebbles. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany
You may have the best design in the world, but how it is carried through to actual realisation is what will make or break the integrity of an exhibit. This concerns not only the ‘big picture’ but especially attention to the myriad details that ‘suspend disbelief’ and make a recreated environment realistic, convincing and engaging. Whether it is artificial rockwork, replica trees and plants, animal and botanical models, period architectural structure, historical artifacts, prehistoric creatures, or weathering and ageing... accuracy, authenticity and naturalism are vital.
I offer an art direction service to ensure that the intent, integrity and quality of the final design specification is maintained throughout the construction phase. This may include assisting with scenic artist and contractor selection, advice on material and technique use, sourcing and supplying of photographic and documentary reference material and most importantly - on-site supervision and creative direction.