The new Perot Museum of Nature and Science opened this month in Dallas and features two of my images.
The museum is a fantastic new show piece for the city and I was honored to be asked to provide two images for the Texas Wild exhibit in Discovering Life Hall. They have highlighted three of the geographical regions of the state in the exhibit-Desert, Prairie, and Piney Woods. My images provide the backdrop scene for the Desert and Prairie sets.
Each image measures about 10-12 feet tall and 15 feet wide. The images form the backdrop scene has rocks, grasses, and animals from that region on a diorama set in front of it. They provide an interesting look into the geography and ecology of the region. The top photograph has both images framed behind me.
The Chihuahuan Desert display features an image from Big Bend National Park that has the distinctive and aptly named Mule Ears Peak in it.
For any of the photographers who feel caught up in the megapixel race, this image was made on my 10MP Canon Rebel. In all modesty I have to say it looks pretty awesome printed at 12 foot tall.
You can the image with the cactus, javelina, and assorted other plants and animals in front to complete the desert set.
The Blackland Prairie display features an image that I photographed in Tarrant County of an area where open grasslands of the prairies still exists.
You can see here how they added some of the native grasses and have a hawk in flight above it. Note the person on the other side of the display for scale. The horizon line in the prairie image is 6 feet from the ground.
The museum has several other amazing exhibits with everything from learning about the galaxy, dinosaurs, geology, biology, as well as science and robotics. Many things are hands on and will bring out the kid in anyone (earthquake simulator anyone). Even the building itself stands out for architecture. A truly world class destination.
I am deeply honored to be a part of it.
This is an easy place to spend 3-4 hours to take it all in and experience all that it has to offer. If you get a chance it is well worth the visit.
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Perot Museum of Nature and Science
PS-And look for my images too!