Supervising construction on site
Supervising construction on site

Immersive cave environment. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany

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Artificial rockwork
Artificial rockwork

'Eismeer' - Hagenbeck Zoo, Hamburg, Germany

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Artificial rockwork & lichen detail
Artificial rockwork & lichen detail

Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany

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Biological models
Biological models

Detailed model of Meganeura (giant dragonfly) and prehistoric tree branch for Carboniferous period environment. Germany

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Highly detailed artificial tree
Highly detailed artificial tree

African savannah environment, Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany.

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Replica icicles
Replica icicles

Immersive winter environment. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany.

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Deatiled Maya sculpture
Deatiled Maya sculpture

Ruined Maya temple environment, 'Human Journey'at Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany.

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Temperate aquarium details
Temperate aquarium details

Artificial rock, mussel colony, seaweed, barnacles and limpets together with live crustaceans, invertebrates and fish. Askham Bryan AMC, UK

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Immersive environment detail
Immersive environment detail

Artificial riverbank with 'rotten' roots, wet effects, and alluvial pebbles. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany

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Art Direction

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.