Interpretive Panel Design

Inspired by a documentary The Almendro Tree of Life, which can be viewed here, I wanted to create an interpretive panel to reveal the important link between these amazing trees and a species that relies on it - the Great Green Macaw.

 Sketchbook page with research for elements on the panel

Sketchbook page with research for elements on the panel

Previous Work

This drawing is from a couple years ago when I hadn't seen a Steller's Jay in person. Living in California I now see a bunch of these guys near the coast, mostly in forested areas. They have an inquisitive nature, mischievous and very observant, ones that are used to people will approach to grab food offered (or not offered). 

Monterey Bay Aquarium

This study is from a day spent in the aviary at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I did a cross-species comparison between two shorebirds, a Willet and Marbled Godwit. The Willet who is now 28 years old, is the oldest of her species recorded in captivity. The aviary recreates the environment of a coastal shoreline and all birds are rescues, treated for injuries that prohibit them from surviving in the wild.