Alaskan Starfish



 
Alaskan Starfish
22 x 9 x 6"

*Image of fossil coming soon*

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Alaskan Starfish was created from this field jacket of an Edmontosauraus Hadrosaur humerus found in Bowman County, ND in the Hell Creek Formation.  The Hell Creek Formation is a single sedimentary layer formed approximately 65 million years ago when western North Dakota was a semitropical delta of sediments deposited from rivers originating in the Rocky Mountains.  This represents the end of the Cretaceous period, a period famous for both the appearance of flowering plants and the mass extinction of dinosaurs.  Hell Creek is a particularly interesting formation, for it holds records of this mass extinction.  The Edmontosauraus, one of the largest of the Hadrosaurs, was around 43 ft long and weighed over 4 tons.

Special thanks to: J-P Cavigelli, Tate Geological Museum, Casper College; N. Dakota Geological Survey Paleontology website


This Dinosaur Mosaic is entitled Alaskan Starfish and is created from broken raku pottery of mine, as well as a raku vase a friend made in college that broke after many years.
I saw many of these amazing creatures just hangin' around on rocks and in tide pools while I was in southeast Alaska.

Thus far, this mosaic is the only one to live in a home with the actual person who found the bone that came out of the jacket. When the owner saw what I had done, she contacted me, thrilled to see such creativity. Basically, she couldn't stop thinking about my sculpture and bought it!

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