I produced a whole series of illustrations for installations at the 'Discover the Deep' gallery at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. These centre specifically around the scientific voyages of the Victorian vessel, HMS Challenger.
The first installation involved illustrating a range of sixteen different size and shaped specimen jars and containers. These illustrations are two dimensional visual representations of the type of jars the ship brought back containing samples of life forms dredged from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Organized by the Royal Society in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, Challenger's crew was the first to sound the deepest part of the ocean, thereafter named 'The Challenger Deep'.
The illustrations were reversed out before being screen printed and cut to shape out of transparent perspex. Illustrated representations of the samples were added along with individual details on label areas. The perspex pieces can then be illuminated when visitors interact with specific controls in the installation.
A second installation presents a cross sectional scale model of HMS Challenger mounted on a sheet of glass. My remit was to illustrate everything above deck (the masts and rigging elements) in the style of a Victorian deck plan from the era. This artwork was then converted into outline vector elements for production through screen printing onto the glass and aligning with the three dimensional model of the ships hull.
The third installation encourages visitors to sift objects through a bucket of sand. These objects again are reproductions of items brought back by HMS Challenger in the mid 1800's The guide illustrations showing what visitors should look out for were produced to match the period style of the time. The items depicted below include a shark's tooth, a whale's ear bone and the beak of a squid.