Is Anything Ever Black and White?

Is Anything Ever Black and White?
20 x 11 x 3"

  Is Anything Ever Black and White was created from the field jacket of this Triceratops cervical rib. GRET, the name of this particular Triceratops, now lives on display at the Casper College Tate Geological Museum.  It was buried during the Cretaceous Formation near present-day Lance Creek, WY of Niobrara County. This formation is known for the beds of chalk and green sand deposited 140 to 65 million years ago when flowering plants first evolved.

    Special thanks to: J-P Cavigelli, Tate Geological Museum, Casper College; Wikipedia

Is Anything Ever Black and White?
What a question. What is my answer? Yes. No. Maybe. Sometimes. It depends.

This sculpture is made with one of my favorite raku bowls and platters I made in college. I remember making the bowl clearly and really coming to a new level of understanding in my throwing ability as a result. I had it on display for years in my house. Then, well, it happens to the best of 'em. I don't remember how, but somehow it got a big chip. I hid the imperfection behind another cup in the house for awhile. But, when I started this mosaic, I knew it's time had come to morph into something else. In so many of my Dinosaur Mosaics I know exactly where the materials came from. This one also incorporates pottery I found while perusing and digging through old, abandonded dump sites.

mosaic tile
figurative and mixed
media sculpture
pit firing dinosaur


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