As a University of Pittsburgh alumnus, when Mesa-Gaido saw his
Stegosaurus, it reminded him of the architecture of Philip
Johnson's PPG building. "Philiposaurus," named after its inspiration,
is a truly unique dinosaur composed entirely of reflective glass
and mirrors. Cutting the mirrors into different shapes, Mesa-Gaido
adhered each individual piece to the dinosaur's fiberglass shell
to create this glittering masterpiece.
Established in 1883, PPG Industries, Inc. is a diversified
manufacturer that supplies its products and services around
the world. The company makes paint, glass, fiberglass, and
chemical products that protect, preserve, beautify, or improve
life from home to transportation to workplace.