Jen Urich used an innovative technique for this dinosaur.
First it was coated with a light-sensitive liquid silver/gelatin-based
emulsion. Using black & white medium and large format negatives,
and a photographic enlarger, images were projected onto the
fiberglass body. The technique is much like making a standard
black & white print; it involves a similar 2-step chemical
process (develop and fix).
into the silver/gelatin emulsion, the images adhered to the
fiberglass permanently. Once the emulsion had set and hardened,
a coat of oil-based polyurethane was applied over the images.
the images used were photographed by Jen Urich in abandoned
steel mills in and around the Pittsburgh region.
The W.P. Snyder III Charitable Fund provides funding to hospitals,
medical research institutions, colleges and universities,
and cultural organizations. Since 1950, Snyder family charitable
organizations have provided funding to institutions in the
Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania area.