Thursday, October 25, 2007

World biggest Dinosaur Mural Wins Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize

The paelo-artist group of Walters & Kissinger, LLC has been awarded the prominent John J. Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize for 2D art for the creation of what is believed to be the longest dinosaur mural in the world.

The mural is situated in the Carnegie Museums of Natural History’s exhibit Dinosaurs in Their Time, which open on November 21, 2007. The mural, known as the Morrison Formation mural depicts the swarming life found during the Late Jurassic Period, 150-145 million years ago. The Morrison Formation is found in the western United States and Canada and is one of the majority fertile sources of dinosaur fossils in North America.

This mural is believed to be the largest incessant dinosaur mural in the world –measuring at a massive 180 feet by 15 feet and a whopping 2,640 square feet. The work took more than a year and needed the collaboration of the artists and Carnegie scientists to ensure scientific accuracy.


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