The "Hairy" Torosaurus is a playful creature bringing
together recycled plastic bags and a model representing the
Torosaurus dinosaur. There is an underlying absurdity
in this union. Plastic is a man-made, non-biodegradable material
which can be viewed as a symbol of human beings' incurring
ecological legacy. The dinosaur is an animal that
no longer physically exists on the planet yet captivates our
contemporary culture by its past existence.
of recycled bags woven through burlap pelts produced this
festive furry creature. The pelts were glued to the fiberglass
form. The hair gets shorter close to the face, with parts
of the form having flat patterns
applied through painting, layering strips and some texture
mixed with clear polyurethane.
possibilities within the idea is part of the excitement of
its creation. Air currents and wind move the strips in different
directions, which add a sense of movement or animation to
the large creature. "Hairy" tickles our senses and whimsically
mirrors aspects of our human nature.
NOVA Chemicals produces polystyrene and polyethylene used
in a wide variety of consumer products such as foam cups,
insulation, auto parts, electronics, toys, and food packaging.
NOVA Chemicals operates in North America and Europe. NOVA
strives to be a “Neighbor of Choice” in the communities
in which we operate.