Tennis enthusiasts and mother-daughter artists, Nellie Lou
Slagle and Susie Perelman, teamed up to create a DinoMite
for the 2003 US Open. Emerging on the courts of New York,
"Tennisaurus" is decked out with official tennis
racquets, shoes, balls and a net. The spikes along the dinosaur's
spine also are lined with tennis court terrain.
an artist, I have worked with tennis and sports motifs, however,
this was my first project combining a three-dimensional dinosaur
with one of the world's largest sports attractions," said
Susie Perelman, artist and chairperson of DinoMite Days. "This
sculpture combines the world's timeless fascination of dinosaurs
with the game of tennis in a new and colorful light, offering
players a platform to show a fun side of their nature."