Scientific Illustrator Intern Donates Original Art to Monument
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?
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.