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Scientific Illustrator Intern Donates Original Art to Monument

Ancient landscape with various type of dinosaurs
image of the illustration created by Liz Bradford during her scientific illustrator internship at Dinosaur National Monument the summer of 2009
Liz Bradford

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News Release Date: January 7, 2010
Contact: Carla Beasley, 435-781-7700

Scientific illustrator intern, Liz Bradford donated original art that offers a view of what the ancient world of the dinosaurs might have looked to Dinosaur National Monument. The monument plans to use the art for various educational projects and will display a copy in the new visitor center.

Bradford researched the plants and animals that existed in the area millions of years ago during her 3-month internship at the monument. As she painted, Bradford took a picture of the canvas every hour and pieced them together in a 15-second video. To see how her artwork took shape, visit www.nps.gov/dino.

Did You Know?

Photo of paleontologist Earl Douglass.

Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.