Laura Seldman's "Travel Torosaurus" is covered with postcards.
Postcards illuminate the stories and images that connect our
past and present. They remind us of our common experiences,
evoking memories of travel, special places, and events, marking
moments in our lives, filling us with the flavor of living
original vintage postcards of Pittsburgh supplemented by the
artist's personal collection have been enlarged on a color
copier to reveal the details beyond the attractive 'views'.
Handwriting styles, postmarks, dates, stamps, and message
content give us much more information for our eyes and minds
to relate to. Several layers of paper, assembled like a patchwork
quilt, are glued to the sculptured dinosaur in a decoupage
process and then sealed with many coats of polyurethane.
effort to further engage the public, Ms. Seldman photographed
her dinosaur on location and produced a postcard as a memory
token to be distributed free by the artist or through a TAKE
ONE box on the base. This 'prehistoric' postcard project celebrates
American (specifically Pittsburgh) culture, science, communities
Located in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, the newly renovated
Monroeville Mall has 180 retail and specialty stores, including
Kaufmann’s, Lazarus, JCPenney, Courtyard Café,
and the Mr. Rogers’ Play Space for Kids.
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