We fully understand the awesome responsibilities surrounding the recreating of historical people, whether a specific individual or a representative of a larger group of people.

Over the years, our team has worked with hundreds of historians, family members, and even the people being recreated to navigate the design and fabrication process to assure the final figure is presented with dignity and authenticity.


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Capturing a historical figure and placing them within a setting is often an emotionally and sometimes academically charged process that requires a confident and understanding interpretation of the stakeholder’s intent. We spend quite a bit of time building the backstory of the scene before a single sculpting tool is raised or costume considered. The result of this rigorous approach is a collection of figures in leading museums that reach audiences on both a factual and an emotional level.

Monochromatic & Stylized

Some of our most powerful figures leave the details to your imagination. Providing expression, gesture and costume in monochrome or stylized finish tones, these figures are able to kick start a story while compelling the audience to bring their own interpretation to an exhibit.

They can be created for use indoors or outdoors, built for diorama scenes or durable enough for direct audience interaction, and can be finished in just about any color or style imaginable.


Most of the world is outside, so it’s only fitting that we create figures built to be outside. Making them resistant to weather, the sun, and overly attentive guests does require some trade-offs in the materials and details we can incorporate, but the upside of having them in environments or near elements that they could not otherwise be often makes it a worthy effort.


Sometimes, the real thing is just too smelly, loud or would bite the visitors. LifeFormations creates a variety of animals – both realistic and static - ranging from incredibly realistic to highly caricatured. Sometimes we recreate extinct species, sometimes we create scenes in which visitors can practice being a veterinarian, and sometimes we create scenes showing the decomposition of animals after they die. With each figure, the visitors are given the opportunity to learn about the details and behaviors of animals in a proximity and manner they may not otherwise achieve.