Sponsored by: Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP
Charity: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Fossil Location: USX Tower Plaza, 600 Grant St. (2009) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Price: $7000
Theme: Paleontology

Shady Sideosaurus

About the Design
Led by ceramics artist and art teacher Scott Aiken, students from the Shady Side Academy Junior, Middle and Senior school campuses enjoyed working together to create this unique project. The “Shady Sideosaurus” was covered with over 250 ceramic tiles, each using either relief patterns, fossil imprints, glaze colors and/or text to convey a theme which combines Pittsburgh and Education.

A Pittsburgh skyline was air brushed on the left side of the dinosaur’s hood while the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning was painted on the right side. NumSold!erous scientific and mathematical equations/formulae were included on certain tiles as were names of many great thinkers like Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Galileo, Edwin Hubble, Madam Currie, Watson & Crick, Franklin, Plato and Aristotle. While the majority of the educational messages pertain to math and science, the Junior school students’ ceramic tiles (hearts, fish, a peace sign and smile faces) serve to represent the importance of art in the lives of so many people.

About the Sponsor
Since 1943, the attorneys of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP have represented a diverse clientele from large corporations and financial institutions to small venture enterprises and individuals in the areas of corporate transactions, international law and immigration, real estate and construction, intellectual property, employment law, bankruptcy, tax and estate planning, and litigation.