Art Department at Pacific Studio
This project was for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. First few stages of a golden rice pile replication. We were unable to use real rice, regardless if it was coating/encapsulated. The fear of rats eating the display was too high, so we made resin copy, with a foam base.
Images include:Foam carving the base, shielding base and setting epoxy coved golden rice in place to mold. *Trusted companion:Wendy Cabrera*
I’ll be posting another series of photos of the mold, beginning paint and final casting.
Hi again Instagram! Life has been a whirlwind lately. As always, I’m either working, at school, or studying. But I just want to share some exciting things coming up!
Next Spring, I’ll be going to school in Front Royal at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute! I’ll be working with world-renowned scientists and researchers, as well as endangered animals 🐆 this has been a dream of mine since I got into the field, and I can’t wait to help an entire species thrive on earth 🦊 •
The video on this posts shows a Maned Wolf; a endangered species quickly diminishing (less than 2,000) from its native habitat, South America, due to habitat destruction and hunting. Their name is very deceiving as they aren’t a wolf, but resemble more an oversized fox. And for a fun fact, they actually dig with their teeth instead of paws 👅
I hope to be posting a whole bunch more as I attend the school next year. I’m proud to be part of an amazing institution that helps sustain these endangered population through innovative reproductive techniques and amazing species reintroduction teams 💜
Snack attack is getting packed up for tonight's #muderhouse event at the @smithsonian @renwickgallery! I can't wait to see you all there. Make sure to check out my booth and try these delicious Killa Cake Bites and more of my flavors!
this one was mildly intimidating to make & yet Kirk Johnson @leafdoctor couldn’t be more approachable.
Kirk is the Sant Director of the Smithsonian Museum and the Nation’s Paleontologist
He’s photographed w/ a petrified Cycadeoid trunk from the early Cretaceous that was found in South Dakota
grasping my request that each subject select a prop from the Carter County Museum that they connected personally with, Johnson ran right to the hulking cycadeoid, and with no help, hefted it into a waiting #RadioFlyer wagon and hauled it out to our sitting location. I thought for sure this beast would crush the antique school table I had everyone sitting at. It did not and Johnson quietly one upped everyone by using it to rest his chin on & thus remain “stone cold still” per my request for the wide open, 2 sec exposure that Collodion often commands (in mid day bright sun)