Habitats and Exhibits
On job sites, Stephanie is known fondly as, 'The Tree Lady'. Although her passion in larger construction settings does include creating trees, she is equally amped to work on eroded soil composites, watercourses and river ways, geologic fossil formations, rock ledges, sunken ships, city ruins, forest hillsides and any other interesting habitats. Samplings of her projects are pictured below. "Life is amazing and beautiful", she says, adding, "my goal is to make renditions that exact life as it's found; if no one ever notices that the habitats are in fact sculptures, then, I did my job well."
Drawing on her design experience and a background in animal husbandry, herpetology, biology, and ecology, Stephanie carefully considers the location and function of every element within the habitat's design. She collaborates with the client each step of the way to ensure that all exhibits are carefully formatted so that they are safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.