Sponsored by: The W.P. Snyder III Charitable Fund
Charity: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Fossil Location: Regional Enterprise Tower, 425 6th Avenue (2009) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Price: $8500
Materials: Photo-emulsion
Theme: Pittsburgh history

Photo-emulsion by Jennifer Urich About the Design
Jen Urich used an innovative technique for this dinosaur.  First it was coated with a light-sensitive liquid silver/gelatin-based emulsion. Using black & white medium and large format negatives, and a photographic enlarger, images were projected onto the fiberglass body. The technique is much like making a standard black & white print; it involves a similar 2-step chemical process (develop and fix).

Once set into the silver/gelatin emulsion, the images adhered to the Sold!fiberglass permanently. Once the emulsion had set and hardened, a coat of oil-based polyurethane was applied over the images.

All of the images used were photographed by Jen Urich in abandoned steel mills in and around the Pittsburgh region.

About the Sponsor
The W.P. Snyder III Charitable Fund provides funding to hospitals, medical research institutions, colleges and universities, and cultural organizations. Since 1950, Snyder family charitable organizations have provided funding to institutions in the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania area.