Sponsored by: Massaro Construction
Charity: Catholic Charities - Sister Patricia Kerns
Fossil Location: PNC Plaza, Liberty Avenue side at 6th St. (2009) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Price: $6500
Materials: Glass beads, paint
Theme: Fabergé eggs
  Fabosaurus by Jill MacKay About the Design
A play on opposites was MacKay's goal with this design. Like a giant Fabergé egg, this bejeweled colossal is fascinating to behold. The jewels in this design are created through the use of mosaic. MacKay painted a majority of the design, and then added highly detailed mosaic sections. The mosaic work was done in stained glass and colored mirror. MacKay chose to work on a Stegosaurus because the plates running down its back create individual spaces within which to work. Each of these plates has a mosaic section. Colored mirror allows the piece to be constantly reflecting the changing light of day, which brings movement and a sparkle of life into the design.

Sold!About the Sponsor
Massaro has been providing construction services for three decades. While general contracting makes up the bulk of our business, Massaro also provides development, construction management, and design/build services to clients in the healthcare, industrial, educational, corporate, non-profit, and government industries.

At Massaro, we believe in the importance of contributing to the communities in which we work. One of our Guiding Principles is that "We serve the communities in which we work by encouraging our employees to become involved in non-profit, charitable, and educational organizations". We believe that it is simply good business to contribute our time and resources to help make our region a better place and to serve the people within a community who need our help.