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Creating a Voice for the Monster

At the start of this project, I felt like I was drowning. There was so much to do, so much direction to follow (or little depending on how you look at it), and so little time. Creative liberty can be… Continue Reading Creating a Voice for the Monster

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Troubleshooting with a Master

Working with Davin Huston as a guest artist was an excellent experience.  As a fellow electrician, maker, tinker and fixer, it was amazing to see kindred spirit join the team to help us solve some of our hardest problems.                 … Continue Reading Troubleshooting with a Master

Creating the Circuitry of the Monster Eyes

Now that the code is done, we need a way to turn the bits into actual light! This ended up being a much more complicated task than I had anticipated.Since we decided to use Node RED on a Raspberry Pi,… Continue Reading Creating the Circuitry of the Monster Eyes

Bringing the Monster Eyes to Life With Node RED

Creating a living, breathing environment for the Creek Monster Habitat is a fundamental design element that will be achieved through lighting and music. One very important part of the lighting system is the monster eyes. Originally, the plan was to… Continue Reading Bringing the Monster Eyes to Life With Node RED

Feeling Comfortable in Our Skin

Upon entering the Creek Monster classroom for the first time, I expected to be following a blue print that had already been laid out for me of what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. I… Continue Reading Feeling Comfortable in Our Skin

Exploring the Creek Monster

By being a part of this project I was able to experience many challenges and triumphs. Some challenges were figuring out how to collect large amounts of plant species to dress the nest. We also had to gather a substantial… Continue Reading Exploring the Creek Monster

Aaaaand That’s a Wrap!

Getting the chance to create the music and sound of the Creek Monster Habitat for the Waller Creek Show 2019 was an incredibly rewarding experience for me. I was recommended for the class by a previous professor that I’d taken… Continue Reading Aaaaand That’s a Wrap!

Behind These Monster Eyes

Way way back in September (yes not so long ago but it felt like it), I posted one of the first blog post about the Creek Monster Habitat. Boy have we come a long way. We had many meeting, great… Continue Reading Behind These Monster Eyes

A Reflection On The Process Of Form Building

As part of the structure team for the creek monster nest I felt a roller coaster of emotions during the process. These feelings went from excitement, to stress, to exhaustion, to worry, and ended with an extreme sense of pride.… Continue Reading A Reflection On The Process Of Form Building

Looking Through the Bamboo

Being on the nest dressing team has presented many fun challenges. In the beginning we had to figure out how different types of invasive plant species (such as arundo) would behave when made into a curve or swirl. We worked… Continue Reading Looking Through the Bamboo