Alaskan Starfish

Alaskan Starfish
22 x 9 x 6"

*Image of fossil coming soon*


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!


mosaic tile
figurative and mixed
media sculpture
pit firing dinosaur

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