July 6, 2009

Plate Glass (Philipsaurus) Stegosaurus

Photo by Skeetidot. Original is here.

The artist of this particular dino is Gary Mesa-Gaido. Gary is currently a professor of art at Morehead State University.

Sponsored by: PPG Industries
Charity: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Fossil Location: PPG Plaza, Fourth Ave. side, Downtown
Auction Lot: Purchased by sponsor—not available for auction
Materials: Glass tiles and mirrors
Theme: The architecture of Philip Johnson's PPG building

About the Design:
As a University of Pittsburgh alumnus, when Mesa-Gaido saw his Stegosaurus, it reminded him of the architecture of Philip Johnson's PPG building. "Philiposaurus," named after its inspiration, is a truly unique dinosaur composed entirely of reflective glass and mirrors. Cutting the mirrors into different shapes, Mesa-Gaido adhered each individual piece to the dinosaur's fiberglass shell to create this glittering masterpiece.

(The information above is from the DinoMite Days website)

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