Sponsored by: Winchester Thurston School
Charity: Winchester Thurston School
Fossil Location: Carnegie Museum of Art Main entrance, 4400 Forbes Avenue (2009) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Price: $8000
The relationship between birds and dinosaurs

Dino-Soar About the Design
Birds as descendants of the dinosaurs inspired the idea of "Dino-Soar." Months of research, design, drawing and painting brought this Tyrannosaurus rex to life as a work of art and a fulfillment of community. Students and faculty of Winchester Thurston School collaborated on the dinosaur they affectionately call "Trixie, the W-T Rex." Lower School students investigated specific birds and presented sketches to a design team. Upper School students created the overall dino design and helped to draw the intricate puzzle of wings. Working from tSold!he tail and moving toward the head, the artists created an exquisite collage of 400 individual birds and other winged creatures. The attention to detail in each painted image results in an overall piece that is spectacular to behold.

About the Sponsor
Winchester Thurston, a college preparatory, coeducational K-12 independent school, operates two campuses—an urban city campus in Shadyside and a rural seven-acre North Hills Campus. Through its rigorous and engaging program, WT encourages students to develop independent thinking, a lifelong love of learning, and a commitment to community service. The school is home to an award-winning visual arts program.