Got a note from Michelle Houran at the Heard Museum in McKinney today. She’s looking for help creating some classy-looking butterflies for an upcoming exhibition. And she suggests a trade for your services. She’s been on the job two weeks. Help a gal out. Email [email protected]
Here’s more from Michelle:
The Heard Museum in McKinney TX is opening a new butterfly garden on June 5th. We are installing a very simple “indoor exhibit” to tie-in to that. This is the design of the exhibit. In our Living Lab we have a permanent butterfly kiosk of preserved butterflies. The installation will be artificial butterflies mounted in life-like poses so as to seem like they are coming out of the kiosk, and are sitting and flying, on the foilage in the room, on the ceiling, in the air (suspended from ceiling), over and around the doorway, down a short hall, into the gift shop, and coming together as a flock near the entrance to the garden. It will be a semi-permanent exhibit of 1-2 years.
My preference for the butterflies are that they not be “realistic artificial” (think bought in bulk at the fake flower store) and not be “cheezy” or childish craft. I really want a stylized and artful look to the butterflies. Our budget is very slim for this small exhibit, so I was thinking paper, fiber, silk would be the easiest way to go. I however am no artist, so I am searching for an artist or very artistic person to help design, create and install this exhibit. I do not want pictures of butterflies, paintings of butterflies or such. Definitely 3D figures.
If the person who would help with this exhibit would like, we can arrange that the figures be sold in the gift shop and even straight of the exhibit for a 30% cut. I would imagine that would be especially attractive if the artist worked in glass or another expensive medium.
The exhibit opens June 5, so installation should occur between May 17th and June 2. I know this is last minute, but I only started this job two weeks ago.