Michael Hill: "Today, a dinosaur is seen as an animal,
or, more appropriately, a historical 'object' frozen in time
made viewable through vehicles such as museums and books.
It has become a precious artifact that is housed with the
likes of other objects such as an ancient piece of jewelry
or a statue that has been uncovered throughout the centuries.
With the help of science and archaeology, we are able to gaze
upon these sublime creatures reincarnated through fragments
that have been carefully reconstructed to the point that we
forget that the dinosaur is an animal.
it were possible to erase the sixty-five million year timeline,
a question arises of how we, as humans, would view dinosaur
as 'animal' and not dinosaur as 'artifact'. This idea has
created numerous thoughts and suppositions that have influenced
my thinking on this piece. Notions of science, medicine, and
commercialism were all contributing factors to the design
without being representational. I am a tremendous advocate
for exploring the blur between art, architecture, and reality
and I aimed to maintain the uncertainty in my approach.
it may appear very chaotic, the construction is rather simple.
The segmented dinosaur is surrounded by a rigid steel frame.
This frame allows for multiple steel cables to pass through
the air and suspend the dinosaur fragments in space. The inner
shell and the outer shell are painted differently. These colors
remain simple so as not to interfere with the integrity of