The Power of Poison: The Chocó Rainforest (2013)

Role: Sculptor, Fabrication Team

"The Power of Poison" is an immersive science installation designed by the American Museum of Natural History. The exhibit explores poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn.

The primary component is a two-hundred foot long diorama of Columbia's Chocó Rainforest, where poisons are just one of many tools in organisms’ struggles to survive.