The exhibit was in-progress when I finished my mural…more photos to come!
As of May 2021 I’m posting progress photos to instagram, and will be adding full-exhibit photos as they’re available…
Huge thank you to Marlene Chen and Alan Maskin of Olson Kundig for the opportunity to contribute, and to Elizabeth Friedrich of BADM and Alex Meyer for coordinating the install! Mural design and install by Steven Exhibit design by Olson Kundig Project management by Alex Meyer of Meyer Technical Exhibit Production and Install by Pacific Studios. Special thanks to Morgan Womble-Dahl for his implementation ideas. Final thanks to Mark Sabatino & Gizmo Art Production for commissioning the little mural that inspire this big one!
Approximately 8×12 feet size, this mural depicts a few of the sculptures that Gizmo Art Production has built and installed in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Other fun stuff scattered throughout: a playful jab at the CEO’s music habit, Janis Joplin’s house, Miss Doubtfire’s house, 3 bikes, moustaches, a very prominent paintbrush, and grafitti by Barry McGee.
I helped scientist Rohan Maddamsetti create a Muller Plot and supporting diagrams for his paper on E. coli evolution. Rohan provided the raw data and we worked together to merge it together into the final diagram using Adobe Illustrator.
This was a very quick, low-budget project to fill a gap made by a departing traveling exhibit. Other staff developed the activities, and I designed the exhibit layout, look and feel, and environmental treatments. The project took 2 months from initiation to completion.
It turned out to be one of the most popular exhibits in the museum.
A hands on exhibit about Michigan nature and environment at Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing, MI.
I was responsible for environmental design, graphic design, AV design and implementation. I also assisted with fabrication and install. Initial concepts, prototyping, and fabrication by Cyrus Miller, Matt Hill, Josh Smith, and Larry Stump.
The MSU Museum contracted me to design an exhibit about the impact of Rachel Carson and Silent Spring. There was a lot of text but not many artifacts, so I did my best to add images and compartmentalize the text to make it easier to skim. Because the exhibit would travel, I was required to put all text and images on 4×6′ panels. I designed backdrops to the panels to connect them and unify the gallery.
Early concept rendering, created with SketchUp and Photoshop
Final 3D model, before install
SV: Project lead, designer, graphic design Toni Chester (sub-contracted): graphic system, graphic design (designer website) MSU Museum staff: content, artifacts, and installation