Monday, March 13, 2017

The Velociraptor

Sitting on the very edge of a major highway is the fierce Velociraptor. You may recognize him from the Jurassic Park movies.





Velociraptors had feathers,but could not fly. And they were very small, about the size of a turkey.

Their most powerful weapons were the the single curved claws on their hind feet. 

Artist Caesar Morton made him from wood, wisteria, cow bones, teeth, sand, walnuts, stingray egg casings, and pine cones. I did not recognize any of the materials except these pine cones.

So there you have him, in all his gory glory. Let's hope there are no wrecks.

"God doesn’t hold back on his anger;

even dragon-bred monsters cringe before him."


Job 9

15 comments:

Denise inVA said...

Wow! That is quite a sculpture Ginny. You took great photos of it. They are making a new Jurassic Park movie aren't they? He will fit right in.

Denise inVA said...

ps snow on the ground here. You too?

Margaret Adamson said...

Very creative Ginny

Ann said...

My first thought was wow, he's kind of ugly but then I noticed the pine cones. It's fascinating how someone can take all those things and turn it in to something like this. What talent. Those claws on the hind feet look pretty deadly

crafty cat corner said...

This is wonderful, makes me want to go our and collect pine cones etc and have a go at making my own model. Thanks for sharing.
Briony
x

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

marvelous. Those spurs on the back of the legs looks as lethal as the real thing!!

Nancy Chan said...

That is a great find. You always have the most amazing items in your posts. The velociraptor looks fierce.

Sandra said...

have never seen the movie or the V whatever.. can't spell it. it is very creative and took much talent to create .. have not heard that name either... glad they are not still around us, they look lethal

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

If there is a strange sculpture out there, I have no doubt you will track it down!

Chatty Crone said...

Where do you find this stuff? Amazing.

LV said...

Glad you up on things. I would have never known what that was. It is amazing what an be created from nothing so to speak.

Tamago said...

Wow, what an unique artwork! I love how pine cones are used. It looks a bit scary but it's a scary creature :-)

Ruth Hiebert said...

He does look fierce.

Linda said...

Pretty amazing!

Rose said...

That is quite impressive...