electrotiki

Electrotiki are representatives of an alien time and world:

the odyssey and mystery of the Tiki Cosmonaut project (http://tiki.space/ & @tikicosmonaut) — begun in 2011.

(Some ad-hoc justification for this approach here.)

An Elasmosaurus spp. skeleton haunts the same waters as Enchodus spp.

This image begins a nearly eight-year attempt to start and then finish a complete Elasmosaurus skeletal.

Citations:


Augusta, J., & Burian, Z. (1964). Prehistoric sea monsters. P. Hamlyn.

Callaway, J. M., & Nicholls, E. L. (Eds.). (1997). Ancient marine reptiles. Academic Press.

[Ch. 6 and 7.]

Carroll, R. L. (1988). Vertebrate Paleontology And Evolution. W. H. Freeman and Company.


Ellis, R. (1985). The book of whales. Alfred a Knopf Inc.


Everhart, M. J. (2017). Oceans of Kansas: a natural history of the Western Interior Sea. Indiana University Press.

[Ch.7.]

Trikeratos, based on Triceratops skeleton.

Trikeratos, product of biology and technology. If someone asked me what it meant, I suppose I’d say, “a fanciful expression of how technology can illuminate details of the distant past.” Yes, that's what I'd say, assuming I can remember it.

The skeleton for this piece is based on photos taken of the Triceratops mount at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (I was attending SVP in 2008, and had the opportunity to take lots of photo reference).

Prints are available here.

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