Sunday, December 02, 2007

Walter and Kissinger Murals Unveiled At Carniege Musuem

All art © Walters and Kissinger
From Science News:

On Nov. 21, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh unveiled the world's largest dinosaur mural, a 180-foot-long portrayal of creatures and plants that lived in the western United States about 150 million years ago.

The mural includes Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, flying reptiles, and the mammal Fruitafossor. Remains of these creatures have been found in the Morrison formation, a set of strata found in a swath that stretches from Wyoming to New Mexico.

Philadelphia-based paleoartists Robert F. Walters and Tess Kissinger painted the Morrison mural. "We've been working on this mural for 2 years," says Walters. "The fact we've painted a record breaker is just starting to sink in."

Thanks to Sukie for the head’s up.