Sponsored by: PPG Industries
Charity: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Fossil Location: PPG Plaza, 110 third st (2021-Aug) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Lot: Purchased by sponsor—not available for auction
Materials: Glass tiles and mirrors
Theme: The architecture of Philip Johnson's PPG building
  Philipsaurus by Gary Mesa-Gaido About the Design
As a University of Pittsburgh alumnus, when Mesa-Gaido saw his Stegosaurus, it reminded him of the architecture of Philip Johnson's PPG building. "Philiposaurus," named after its inspiration, is a truly unique dinosaur composed entirely of reflective glass and mirrors. Cutting the mirrors into different shapes, Mesa-Gaido adhered each individual piece to the dinosaur's fiberglass shell to create this glittering masterpiece.

I've been adopted!About the Sponsor
Established in 1883, PPG Industries, Inc. is a diversified manufacturer that supplies its products and services around the world. The company makes paint, glass, fiberglass, and chemical products that protect, preserve, beautify, or improve life from home to transportation to workplace.