Sponsored by: Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay LLP
Charity: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Fossil Location: Mellon Plaza, Downtown
Auction Price: $11,000
Theme: Remnants of Pittsburgh's past
 
 

Troyus Hillosaurus by Cynthia Cooley About the Design
Award-winning O'Hara artist Cynthia Cooley took her clue for her Stegosaurus, "Troyus Hillosaurus," from the Valley's geography. Cooley says for more than 30 years, the hillside neighborhoods of the region have been some of her favorite painting subjects. The spine of the Stegosaurus made her think of the top of Troy Hill. She painted two landscapes on the Stegosaurus using the theme of the Troy Hill neighborhood. One sidSold!e of her dino offers a view of the houses along the crest of the hill, as seen from the Allegheny River. The other side is the view from Troy Hill over the river, with the Downtown skyline in the distance.

"The workers who built their homes on Troy Hill had jobs which have now gone the way of the dinosaurs, jobs in the Herr's Island slaughterhouse (once below the Hill) and the Lawrenceville steel mills," she says. "But, like the bones of the dinosaurs, their dwellings have not disappeared. They continue to stand, adding to the lively mix of old and new, which makes Pittsburgh so distinctive." Visit Cynthia Cooley's Web site.

Children with Troyus Hillosaurus at DinoBurgh proclamationAbout the Sponsaur
Reed Smith is a top 20 international law firm dedicated to core values of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect. The firm has provided an unsurpassed level of personal service throughout its 125-year history, representing some clients since its establishment. At Reed Smith, we believe, "It's not just business. It's personal."

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In process at
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In process at
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In process at
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