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A Rumble of Dinosaurs-Extinct is Forever

Kathryn Chase's avatar Kathryn Chase

This "rumble of dinosaurs" will contain a series of 6 dinosaurs when complete, a triceratops, a brontosaurus, a T-Rex, a stegosaurus, a pterodactyl, and a velociraptor. They are hand built out of porcelain and hand carved. The colorful surface decoration is achieved by using a layered slip technique. When these dinosaurs are viewed one might ponder the question, "Are dinosaurs more like birds or reptiles?". I use color and texture to draw the viewers eye into the piece. The colors and patterns were inspired by the colorful, tropical reptiles and birds of Africa and South America. I have always been inspired by nature and the beautiful vivid colors found in flowers, insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Who knows maybe dinosaurs were much "fancier" than we thought!! This piece is also intended to raise awareness for all the plants and animals on our planet that are endangered, vulnerable and threatened. Extinct really is forever, the dinosaurs are an example of just how totally gone extinct really is. We must do everything in our power to prevent it from happening. Climate change and human encroachment on animals habitat is something we can change if we all work together to raise awareness and help make a change,

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 26 in.
  • Medium: Porcelain
  • Width: 36 in.
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 42 in