Dinosaur Mosaics are about recycling. I create them on plaster jackets that were used to transport fossils safely from the field, back to a lab. The pottery in these sculptures was all broken or chipped, virtually no new materials were used but glue and grout. All but a few bits of the pottery in “Mermaid Awakenings” were all my own creations that got broken or chipped over the years. By bringing science cast-offs and broken pottery together into mosaics, the end product is my artwork, intended to create beauty from no longer wanted, broken, or otherwise un-useful objects. I designed the stand for this piece to mimic an ocean bed of seaweed and kelp for the mermaid to float upon. It was created at Raw Urth in Fort Collins, CO.
Mermaid Awakenings is on a custom made metal stand by Raw Urth Designs
Special thanks to J-P Cavigelli and Russell Hawley, Tate Geological Museum, Casper College, WY
Edmontosaurus hadrosaur jaw
65 million years old
Found in Niobrara County, WY