The Bare Necessities
The Bare Necessities. Freja holds still in front of a Kodiak mother and her cubs. They're in a diorama that I worked on many years ago while at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. Creating a diorama wasn't as simple as it might seem. It took a combination of of scenic landscape painters, designers, graphic artists and sculptors working with educators and scientific staff to create fake rocks, plants and dirt in just the right setting. The aim is to completely recreate a specific location's environment. If I took the time to explain how we made, lets say the grasses or leaves on the bushes I'd have to write an article. This photo is of Freja seeing it for the first time while on a trip home in 2014.