Dinosaur Mosaics
These mosaics are created on top of a plaster jacket used to transport dinosaur bones and other fossils home from the field site.
A plaster jacket consists of putting down a layer of aluminum foil on top of the fossil to protect it, and then strips of burlap dipped in plaster, layered on top of each
other and when hardened, shoveled or pried out of the ground and carried back to the truck to be transported back to the fossil
The fossils that come out of these jackets are in museums or private collections.

The majority of the mosaics are made with my own broken, hand made pottery, tiles and sculptures. Nothing mass-produced here.
It took millions of years for the fossil to form, many hands and a lot of broken ceramics to create these mosaics.

Click individual works for more information about the artwork and prepped fossil that helped inspire each work of art.

A portion of each sale will go to support the University of Wyoming Geological Museum or the Casper College Tate Museum.



Alaskan Starfish (SOLD)
Winter Flower

Grand Canyon Reflections

Invisible Flowers

Is Anything Ever Black and White? Broken Wave

Think of a time, millions of years ago, when global warming was the norm.
The current global warming debate is not the issue here.  Yes, the world is
probably warming, but the world was extremely warm for most of earth’s
existence.  Should we unreasonably pollute, should we contribute? Definitely
not. But, having excavated fossils with paleontologist friends off and on during
4 decades, I know that even Wyoming was very warm, even semitropical,
for millions of years.  We are currently leaving the last ice age, a period roughly
15,000 years ago, which saw vast glaciers extending into much of the lower 48
states.  I am simply creating joyful art from a time when the earth was much
warmer, when large ice caps didn’t exist, when shallow seas extended into much
of what we now call the USA. What can I say?  I like water and I’m an artist. 
My father, husband, and close friends are scientists.
And we find a common ground in these works. Enjoy.   

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