"Insects of Colorado" Display Case
In June of 2014 I found myself in love with entomology, so I took on an independent study to remodel a vacant display case in my university's zoology building. This was before I knew I was interested in writing and teaching of course. The work went well into the fall semester and required exorbitant amounts of attention to small detail, but resulted in around 200 mounted and labeled insect specimens from 11 different orders found in Colorado.
By the end of it, the work became what is probably the best example of my earliest attempts at describing the West through art and, eventually, the project paid off.
In 2016, two years after completion, a portion of the display was moved during a building renovation and given an honorary installment alongside professionally done vivariums and taxidermies. The architects asked me for a 60-word blurb describing my own work, but unfortunately at the time I was a bit too book-weary to give the case what it really deserved.
Take a look below to see the complete set of photos I took while on the project.
So there you have it!