top of page

Storm drain mural initiative
 dane county, wisconsin
In the spring of 2018, Madison Area Municipal Stormwater Partnership (MAMSWaP) and Dane County Land and Water Resources Department launched their Storm Drain Mural Initiative. Educators visit schools in Dane County to raise awareness about stormwater pollution, and explain that runoff entering storm drains flows untreated to local waterways. Using students’ drawings, I create designs that are painted with youth or community members.

View maps and images of storm drain murals here

Interested in a storm drain mural for your community?
Municipalities, teachers, organizations, or community groups are eligible!

2024 storm drains

Science Illustration

Junior Naturalist Program
Lussier Family Heritage Center
Madison, WI

In the summer of 2023, Dane County Parks' invited me to teach a science illustration class at the Junior Naturalist Camp at the Lussier Family Heritage Center. We played games to hone observation skills and stoke our curiosity, drew plants in detail to get comfortable with color and shape, and finally chose animals to study and paint. 
Each artist learned the natural history of their their animal and, over a week, painted an animal to be installed in the education room mural!

Art as environmental advocacy

Catalytic Project
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD)
Madison, WI

In the spring of 2023, MMSD invited me to create an interactive exhibit that they could take on the road to events. The subject? The Unflushables!
In order to spread the word about the dangers of flushing "unflushable" items down the toilet, we worked with Middleton's Clark Street Academy to design and paint a "face-in-the hole" mobile exhibit. Students toured the wastewater treatment plant and created artwork and poems to inspire the final design. Started with students and finished in Shop 1 at the MMSD, the completed exhibit went on the road during the summer of 2023.

bottom of page