For the past couple of months we've been lucky enough to have the amazing Iris Gottlieb working with us in the Learning Studio as our first illustrator-in-residence. She has lent her beautiful drawings and quirky humor to several signs, guides, and clocks during her time here (which deserve and will get their own blog post in the near future). But for her first project she set out for the ambitious task of drawing everything in the Learning Studio.
If you've never visited the Learning Studio, that is a LOT of stuff to cover, but she gamely started on the materials bins and worked her way around the workshop, soldering station, and cabinet of curiosities.
Each item was cataloged, numbered, and given a unique and funny caption.
She found some pretty weird stuff in the doodad bin.
Once she finished, but before she rolled out the scroll we all tried to guess how many feet it takes to capture everything in the room! It turned out to be nearly 40ft!
Taken all together it's a pretty impressive work of art. We are currently trying to figure out how to display such a mammoth scroll in the museum. It deserves a close look to see all the minute details in the drawings and the captions. Now if we can only keep everything as organized as it looks laid out on the brown paper.