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RE: Dinosaur Bronzes

You may have read a few weeks ago about a dinosaur art and modeling web 
site. I have had some discussions with several studios and kit suppliers. I 
am hoping to include dinosaur art and biographies of the artist. I have 
developed the home page at this point, but have kept it on my local drive 
until I get more material, and have a chance to scan some of the art and 
graphics. I am especially interested in "new" artists. Let me know if there 
if you would like to pursue this. I'll be away from my desk for a few days, 
but I'll look for a response on Monday. Feel free to contact me off net.

John Rafert
office phone: 1.317.274.5255
fax number: 1.317.274.4074
>From: dinosaur
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Dinosaur Bronzes
Date: Monday, April 24, 1995 7:19PM

Greetings once again Dinophiles!  Although I have been in the dino 
group for a while now, I have just been lurking for the last few months, too
busy to offer opinion or comment, but still facinated by the conversation,
insofar as it stuck to the subject.

I am a sculptor, and I am doing a series of Dinosaurs, to be cast in bronze
by the classic lost wax method.  Up to this point I have sculpted modern
birds, marine birds and birds of prey, turtles, tortoises, alligators, 
mammals and fish.  Now, as I begin the Dinosaur series I am doing them all 
the same scale: 1/12 or 1 inch = 1 foot.  So, I am starting with some of the
smaller species first:  I have just completed my first two dinosaurs;
Protoceratops  and Velociraptor mongoliensis.  I am nearing completion, 
doing clay and wax, on my third piece;  Ceratosaurus nasicornis.  These are
necessarily based on the reconstructions of other artists and
paleontologists, and whatever fossil material I can look at.   Neil Clark 
example, was kind enough so send me photocopies of Velicoraptor skull,
several views.  Thank You Neil!

I would be happy to send (snail mail) photos of these two new bronze
dinosaurs to anyone interested.  I also solicit comments and critique,
particularly from the professionals out there, and other artists too.
 Finally, I am a living, functional, self employed artist, not subsidized 
the NEA.  At the risk of crass commercialism, my bronzes are for sale.  This
is not the primary purpose of this posting, but If you ask to see photos,
I'll send along the prices too.

Bill Hunt  -  Frustrated Marine Biologist  -  Happy Artist
2780 Chaparral Lane
Paso Robles,  CA  93446     -    805-237-0733
E-Mail   WillSculpt@aol.com