Artist Nellie Lou Slagle: "If I were a Stegosaurus
coming to the 'Burgh, I'd put on my finest clothes before
steppin' out. I'd trade my wrinkly old camouflage skin for
a beautiful and shimmering one. With ruby red lips and toes,
I'd find a creative artist to weave my dress and design the
perfect matching jewelry. Here's how she'd do it.
she would paint my body gold, silver and chartreuse. Then
she would add an eye-catching stripe of ultramarine blue along
my spine (using acrylic paint and sealer). She'd fashion
lovely silver tattoos from metallic duct tape to adorn my
plates. My designer jewelry would include metal bangles (faucet
supply lines), fluorescent green braided chokers (plastic-coated
clothes line), jumbo neon orange earrings (made from Slinkys),
and glitter tube necklaces and "tailaces" (plastic tubing
filled with sparkles). To weave my garment, she would anchor
copper-colored ground wire for the warp by drilling aluminum
roof nails along my spine, belly, and legs. She would weave
my dress using multi-colored telephone wires for the weft.
Then I'd be one classy DinoMite lady ready to be 'steppin'
out in the 'Burgh.'"