Sponsored by: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Fossil Location: main zoo entrance, base of escalators (2009) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Price: $3800
Materials: Fiberglass sheeting
Theme: Sea monsters

DINERsaur About the Design
Artist Gene Fenton added fins, a fish tail and spikes to the Torosaurus, hoping to make the dinosaur look like the old sea monsters of the ancient maps. The fins extend from the existing legs of the dinosaur. He colored the dinosaur with stripes and polka dots using bright hues.

Sold!The dinosaur modifications were performed using fiberglass sheeting. The fiberglass sheets were attached by sanding the existing fiberglass areas on the dinosaur. A skeletal frame of cardboard or wire was used as support. The fiberglass additions were then covered with a liquid hardener. Several layers of the fiberglass sheeting were applied to create durability and texture.  Visit Gene Fenton's website.