Senior Exhibit Designer
3500 square feet
Yazzie Johnson & Gail Bird are an amazing couple. They've been married and making jewelry together for years. Their craftsmanship is superb, their stones beautiful and the design is beautiful and unique. It was such a pleasure to work with them on this exhibit. They came to the design team saying they'd just seen great exhibit of jewelry in New York where the designer had made paper mannequins to display the jewelry. That was our jumping off point. We used all kinds of handmade paper in different textures, all white, so we would not take away from the unique patterns in the stones. We made double sided jewelry cases with interior lighting to showcase the dual sided jewelry. One of my favorite exhibits for sure.
I was to design the gallery and manage the construction; design casework, assist the curators in selecting objects, layout the objects, select a color pallet, design the lighting, work with the graphic designers, work with the mount makers, have the gallery furniture fabricated, and install the objects in the cases with the curators and registrars.