My first professional exhibit was a scale-model of a Giant Ground Sloth and diorama built in an old glass aquarium. The place I had made it for had a grand unveiling program. The diorama was hidden under a sheet. They had seats set up, and I was to give a talk about prehistoric sloths. There may have been refreshments. Ah, the sheer pageantry! My time in the limelight was short-lived, however. For when the cloth was pulled away, a little boy in the front row whined loudly, "I thought it'd be bigger." Cue the 'wha whaaaa' trombone. Thanks, kid.
Click an image to see exhibits and models I have built since.
Hopefully, they are big enough...
Rock Eagle Natural History Museum:
I was extremely fortunate to design and build exhibits for the brand new Rock Eagle Museum. The building had just been completed when I was hired to fill it with exhibits. As the only member of my department, I learned quite a bit about the many facets of creating and building museum exhibits. It was a rare opportunity to have such creative freedom. To have that again, I'd have to start my own museum. Hmmm...