Tuesday, August 4, 2009


It's the beginning of a new week, which means I have my weekend podcasts to keep me and my Wacom tablet company. The most recent episode of NPR's Science Friday featured a roundtable discussion on the relationship between paleoartists and museums in the creation of exhibits, primarily that old standby the diorama. It mainly dealt with human evolution, but there was a smidgen of dino-talk as well.

One of the guests is paleoartist John Gurche, whose work you may recognize from the huge painting of Sue at the Field Museum and the cover of Bakker's The Dinosaur Heresies. It looks like it's anthropology that butters his bread, but he does feature some low-res previews of dinosaur art on his totally old-school website.

From gurche.com, © John Gurche

Gurche also did the 1989 USPS dinosaur stamps. So pretty, you may want to drink your coffee from them. A sheet of them isn't too expensive, either. Reminds me, I've had my Gurney dinosaur stamps in safekeeping for quite a while. Maybe it's time I frame and hang 'em.

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