When Bennington Museum invited me to imagine the future of Vermont through my art, I was honored, but flummoxed. What could I do with old photographs to speak to the future? When my husband, Greg Scheckler, made these awesome drawings for the exhibit, I found my idea.

Here’s one of Greg’s drawings imagining a Smool Robotics Corporation that’s basically overtaken Vermont:

Sketches from David’s Report on What He Did Last Summer in Bennington, Vermont, by Greg Scheckler

My contribution imagines the 19th century progenitors of Smool Robotics and and one of their first inventions:

Two Historic Sparks that Ignited Smool Robotics

This exhibition took place in December 2020 as a Bennington Museum fundraising auction featuring work by 25 contemporary artists.