Tressa Versteeg - Maine College of Art

Daryl’s Menagerie

Location(s)
Town: New Gloucester, Maine
County: Cumberland

Names of people involved:
Daryl Whiting

Daryl Whiting sits with animals through their last moments, including pets that are not her own. She even stays with people as they die. Why has one woman decided to commit so much of her life to making sure others have a good death?

Tressa Versteeg has the story from New Gloucester, Maine.

Becoming Champ

Location(s)
Town: Portland, Maine
County: Cumberland

Names of people involved:
Ian Allen

Ian Allen is the human behind Champ the Husky, the University of Southern Maine’s Mascot. He’s dedicated hours and hours to this job for five years, but soon he will graduate. Will he be able to give up the suit?

Artist Bio

Tressa Versteeg is from west of the Mississippi but has found herself breathing Maine’s salty air for a year and a half. She likes to make stories that celebrate the unexpected and pursue unique endeavors for the fun of it.