Hello There! My name is Meghan. I am, as one of my students so eloquently stated, "trying to balance being a mother, an artist, a professor, and a total bad ass."
A couple years ago, my life completely changed when my fiance, Loren and I found out we were having a baby. I left the company that I co-founded (Paper Mache Monkey), the city I loved, and a thriving theater career. Loren, myself and my tiny dog Watson headed to my hometown, and decided to trade all that New York for a back yard, a family, and a gaggle of theater students at the University of Oklahoma.
Now I teach. I make things. ( I teach people to make things.) I turn my son into art projects. I draw monsters. I chase a toddler. I look for art around town. I take too many pictures. I laugh and play and try to convince my fella to stick things in his beard... and I am about to start a garden... just as soon as we close on our house.
Life is good. Life is very different.
thanks so much for visiting my little corner of the internet. mb
A little bit about Paper Mache Monkey...
(the New York based Art and Design studio I co-founded in 2010... stolen directly from the website)
Paper Mâché Monkey is a New York-based art studio specializing in sustainable design and fabrication of custom props, sculpture, scenery, and specialty environments for theater, television, and events, concerts and environments.
Founded by Grady Barker and Meghan Buchanan in 2010, the team works closely with clients to conceive and craft an eclectic array of projects. Most notably, PMM created the set dressing and props for the 2012 Best Scenic Design Tony Award winning play "Peter and the Star Catcher," as well as the Radio City New York Spectacular and the Tony Nominated shows "Merchant of Venice" and "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." The studio fabricated specialty scenery for rock concerts such as Mike Gordon of Phish, as well as building custom sculptures and murals for Post-it, Unilever, Unicef, and many NYC Event companies.
Paper Mâché Monkey Art and Design Studio is happy to lend its unique design and handcrafted skill set to the arts and theater scene in New York City.
Though I am no longer a part of the company, I am highly supportive of their endeavors. For more information on services that the studio can provide, please contact Grady Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org.