1. Tell us about yourself.
I work in IT as a Business Analyst. In my free time, I enjoy costuming and monster design. Science Fiction and Fantasy monster/creature creation has always interested me. I love how we can create something from our minds and they come to life on the big screen.
2. What are you presenting at the Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire?
Life Casting: the process of creating a three-dimensional copy of a living human body, through the use of molding and casting techniques.
Life casting is considered a sculptural art by some, while others think it is more a technical skill and the work of artisans. The standout feature of life casts is their high level of realism and detail. Life casts can replicate details as small as fingerprints and pores.
3. Why is making important to you?
I like being able to build something to completion – functional, hand crafted design, and purposeful.
4. What was the first thing you remember making?
I think I was 7 years old. I took my parent’s comforter and ripped the stuffing out of it to make a giant spiderweb that covered the porch. The mailman had to step through it to deliver the mail. My mom was furious. My dad thought it was great.
5. What have you made that you are most proud of?
I’ve made wearable wings that fold and move.
6. Given an unlimited budget, what would you make?
I would spend all of my time creating science fiction or monster costumes for Haunted Houses, Sci Fi/Comic conventions, and through year round costume parties – and I would probably design and create all of my friends costumes for those parties.