Exhibits GalleryExhibit Fabrication can take on many forms. For some projects, Jonquil’s sculptural work is part of a habitat.  For other projects, Jonquil’s responsibility is to fabricate and assemble entire habitats. Exhibits may be habitats for living animals in Zoos and Aquariums. Dioramas may be part of large Interpretive Centers, Visitor Centers, & Museums.

These photographs illustrate examples of exhibit fabrication projects, spanning 2 decades, using a variety of materials including plaster cement, epoxy, fiberglass, and hand-carved foam. In most cases the exhibits were fabricated in Jonquil’s shop/studio – requiring on site installation. Large projects require building in situ.

Click the image to access a GALLERY of exhibits, or browse the images below for more details on each project.

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South Slough Visitor Center

Hand sculpted trees, logs and other habitat decoration at South Sough Visiter Center, 2009

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

For the Bitter Lake USFW Visitor Center I fabricated several small habitats which included sculpting

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

The special effect of artificial water is especially interesting with waterfowl exhibits like this o

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Attention to detail in exhibit fabrication, like all art forms is the key to impressive exhibits. A

Reptile House, San Diego Zoo

Snake exhibit for the San Diego Zoo, completed in 2008 . This is a split underwater viewing exhibit

Reptile House, San Diego Zoo

Difficult to photograph through the fixed glass, trees, planters and vines for this snake exhibit, w

Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

In 2008 I sculpted landforms and artificial trees for this Visitor Center at Seedskadee NWR, Wyoming

Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

This diorama included taxidermy animals and artificial stream, Visitor Center at Seedskadee NWR, Wyo

Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

Natural ground cover for the exhibit was collected from the Refuge, treated and embedded in the resi

Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

A small cottonwood tree, hand sculpted with individually cut leaves, simulates the natural trees gro

Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

Detail from bark of a small cottonwood tree, hand sculpted with individually cut leaves, simulates t

Voyageurs National Park

One of several exhibits I hand sculpted for Voyageurs National Park, International Falls, Minnesota,

Voyageurs National Park

This exhibit feature consists of hand sculpted fiberglass over a urethane foam and wood armature. Th

Voyageurs National Park

Artificial tree incorporated into interpretive exhibit about eagles at Voyageurs National Park, Inte

Wabash Historical Museum

A free-form sculpture at the Wabash Historical Museum interprets the Natural and Cultural History of

Wabash Historical Museum

The top half of free-form sculpture at the Wabash Historical Museum interprets the Natural and Cultu

Arctic Inter-agency Visitor Center

In 2004 I build several habitat environments for the Arctic Inter-agency Visitor Center (AIVC) in Co

Arctic Inter-agency Visitor Center

Hand sculpted exhibit elements can include fallen logs, river beds, snow and the effect of summer ru

Arctic Interagency Visitor Center

Hand sculpted White Birch is an exhibit prop for the song birds in the Arctic Interagency Visitor Ce

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

In 2003 I build the landforms for the Humboldt Bay USFW Visitor Center with included this cross sect

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Detail from the “Who Lives in the Mud” diorama, one of the exhibits I build for the Humboldt Bay

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Detail of trout in a stream from the Riparian diorama, one of the exhibits I build for the Humboldt

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

This hand sculpted rock depicts the unique cliffs of Castle Rock NWR a Refuge near Humboldt Bay USFW

Nimbus Fish Hatchery

Fish habitat a portion of Children’s Crawl-through Exhibit at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery, Sacramento

Nimbus Fish Hatchery

Hand sculpted sea lion bust. The sea lion is “diving” through the ceiling, at the Nimbus Fish Ha

Nimbus Fish Hatchery

Hand-sculpted exhibit consists of a wooden frame with hand-carved urethane foam, with sculpted and p

Mars Mobile

Hand Sculpted rocks for LA County Museum’s Mars Mobile, 2002

The Lung Express

One half of a walk-through Lung Exhibit I sculpted for OMSI & the American Cancer Society. The L

The Lung Express

This Lung Exhibit was built in 4 pieces, able to pass through a standard bus door. The parts were co

The Lung Express

Walk-through Lung sculpture for Lung Express, a 40 ft. long bus a Traveling Museum for San Diego &am

The Lung Express

Walk-through Lung Exhibit I sculpted for OMSI & the American Cancer Society. The Lung Express, a

Dangerous Disciples

In 2000 I sculpted a large inner and outer ear for an exhibit called Dangerous Disciples, a permanen

Dangerous Disciples

Children can walk through the outer ear to see an interactive exhibit of how the human ear works. Th

Infant Room

Hand sculpted trees and rocks; “soft” materials for the Infant Room, Children’s Museum, Portla

Reptile House, San Diego Zoo

Working on an aquarium tank exhibit. Cascading pools, rock work and a mural. for the San Diego Zoo,

Reptile House, San Diego Zoo

Textured epoxy cascading pools, rock work are complete for the San Diego Zoo, Reptile House, 1999.

Reptile House, San Diego Zoo

Textured & painted pools with rock work planters and background mural, in this aquarium tank; re

Reptile House, San Diego Zoo

These tanks are made to fit up against existing glass. Because the original Reptile House at the San

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Hand sculpted landforms for the Nisqually NWR, 1998

McKinley Museum of Science and Industry

As a partner in Rock LeMaster, Inc. I hand sculpted rocks and trees and other exhibits for the McKin

Jungle World, The Bronx Zoo

Built from 1982 to 1985, the Langur Exhibit, is one of several habitats that make up the immersion e

Jungle World, The Bronx Zoo

This giant tree trunk is hollow and has a spiral staircase with platform inside for in-house animal

Jungle World, The Bronx Zoo

This artificial fallen tree is a giant planter which houses a Python Exhibit. Visitors walk under an