Wings + Trash A companion exhibit to the traveling Smithsonian WaterWays exhibit Four Rivers Educational Center, Chanahan, Illinois
A Smithsonian Traveling exhibit, WaterWays was scheduled to arrive late in January 2017 at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center which can be found on an island at the confluence of four rivers in Chanahan, Illinois. One of the requirements of hosting an exhibit from the Smithsonian is to create companion exhibits. The Four Rivers staff decided to tell two water related stories: the story of two floods and the astounding volume of plastic pollution left behind plus stories of the some of the species of migrating winter birds that can be seen at Four Rivers in the winter.
Working very closely with staff to edit and design the 10 panels, this project was a team effort. I created all the custom graphics, made the maps and illustrations and prepared the digital files for production. Along the way learned a LOT about the nightmarish horror of overwhelming plastic pollution.