I love collaborating with other creative people.
We created the scroll, puppets and original music for "The Sock Goblin,” a story that was adapted from a children’s book by Rose Arrowsmith. It addresses a question that has long-plagued humankind: why do our socks disappear and where do they go? The scroll was made with hand-cut Tyvek silhouettes and tissue paper.
Montana Natural History Center
I imagined and created the content for the Naturalist Field Station exhibit at the Montana Natural History Center that opened in March 2023. It included a reading corner, a quote tree, curated reading lists, an observation-based poetry writing station, a writer's desk with a favorite word interactive activity and a notebook to share a beloved nature experience, magnetic poetry, examples of the best sensual writing, lists of sensory words, story dice, scene-writing tips, best practices to become a better writer, a 9-drawer scavenger hunt focused on journaling.
Gallatin Stream Teams
Gallatin Stream Teams is a group of citizen scientists who monitor water quality in the lower Gallatin River watershed in partnership between the Gallatin Water Quality District and the Gallatin Watershed Council. I usually volunteer in the field with them, but spent one luminous autumn day capturing the team at work.
My family and I created the Lichen Lookout as part of the Random Acts of Silliness's Bumblewood Thicket Fairy Village. We developed the narrative and built a structure with the aim of making that imagined world come to life.
Silly Monster Hats
My daughter was commissioned to create 30 silly monster hats for the nonprofit, Random Acts of Silliness, for supporters to wear as they marched in the 2022 and 2023 Sweet Pea Festival parade, and I served as her assistant.
Sixteen beloved chickens, three dedicated chicken wranglers, one long summer day and a bowl of green grapes made this portrait session a hilarious, exhausting and satisfying success.
(not everyone can be a supermodel)