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Waller Creek: The End For Me But Not For You

This semester was an interesting one. Never would I have imagined that a nationwide pandemic would force us to stay home, effectively stopping the Waller Creek Earth Day Project in its tracks. All the work that we had done as… Continue Reading Waller Creek: The End For Me But Not For You

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Earth Day Course Review

The story for this project begins with Karen Maness and Texas Performing Arts being presented with an opportunity to participate in the Waterloo Greenway 2019 Creek Show by creating a site specific art installation.  This opportunity led to the formation… Continue Reading Earth Day Course Review

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Looking Back: the Creek Monster Habitat Project

The Creek Monster Habitat Project was created with the intended goal of promoting sustainable environmental practices, appreciation of our natural environments and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day through the use of art. All was in place for a successful… Continue Reading Looking Back: the Creek Monster Habitat Project

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Sweep the Monster off of its..Steel Feet

With our steel structure close to being done, my team and I needed to start thinking about ways to make the other teams’ lives and job more easier, along with an easy assembly of the structure during set up. The… Continue Reading Sweep the Monster off of its..Steel Feet

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3 Students vs. 1 Steel Monster

This journey was a test to my abilities and creation of new ones. I came in with some sculpture experience and set design skills but I had never worked with steel before. First thing we did was come up with… Continue Reading 3 Students vs. 1 Steel Monster

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Finding the Path…of Leaves

Aurora, from the leaf team, here. I never got around to talking about our process for creating the leaf path, so here goes. By design, the leaves needed to cover a a large swath of ground in an attractive way,… Continue Reading Finding the Path…of Leaves

An UnbeLEAFable Experience

Coming into this experience, I didn’t really know what to expect or what I wanted to do for the Creek Monster Habitat. As a stage manager, I don’t usually get to be super involved in the design and fabrication processes.… Continue Reading An UnbeLEAFable Experience

Reflections of a Creek Monster

When this course first began, not many of us knew what to expect.  I mean, a course focusing on creating a Creek Monster Habitat… what does that even mean?!  However as the weeks passed, the amazing guest artists came and… Continue Reading Reflections of a Creek Monster

Dear Creek Monster Habitat Class:

I have tried to type this intro at least a dozen times now… I just get so emotional. I would like to begin with how much I appreciate each one of you. Classmates, collaborators, designers, friends. Not only I learned… Continue Reading Dear Creek Monster Habitat Class:

Reflections on Leaves, illusion, and interactivity.

Standing under the trees watching thousands of people emerge from the creek path and view our Monster Habitat for the first time gave me perspective on the process of creating this exhibit. The ground cloth, that I had been staring… Continue Reading Reflections on Leaves, illusion, and interactivity.