Sponsored by: Broudy Printing Inc.
Charity: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Fossil Location: Liberty Center, Liberty Ave. at 11th St. (2009) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Lot: Purchased by sponsor—not available for auction
Identical and regimented polka dots are unlike any decoration in nature, but evoke natural patterns such as those found on trout and in flowers.

Dot About the Design
Anne Lopez: "I have created a polka-dotted pattern on the entire surface of the dinosaur. Dots are an important part of my visual vocabulary. I have found that I can do a great deal with a simple form, repeated. The opportunity to wrap one of my paintings around a dinosaur form was intriguing.

"It is certainly interesting to see a dino bedecked with dots, decorated in a way much different from the way nature 'decorates.' But at the same time, the textured pattern relates to the patterns found in nature, like those found on reptiles and fish."  Visit Anne's website

About the Sponsor
Broudy Printing thought Anne's design tied in perfectly with their business because photos reproduced in printed pieces are comprised of many small dots giving you the perception of something else at a distance. Broudy Printing Inc. in Pittsburgh's East End is a commercial sheet-fed printer specializing in corporate collateral and annual reports. This minority-owned business produces projects focusing on the healthcare, education, and financial markets. Since 1959 Broudy has been a beneficiary of Pittsburgh’s post-steel era rebirth and participates in the community through charitable involvement.