Part of Jurassic Roadshow’s mission is to raise awareness of the dinosaur tracks and other trace fossils of the Connecticut River Valley, and what better way to get people’s attention than through the arts? Dinosaurs and ideas about how they lived come to us through illustrations, murals, handcrafts, public art, and poetry and other writing, from the silly to the sublime.
For now, we start with two pieces. One is by artist Will Sillin, whose Triassic and Jurassic scenes can be seen at Amherst College’s Beneski Museum of Natural History, Dinosaur State Park near Hartford, CT, and in private collections. The other is an unusual take on the Mona Lisa by geologist Steve Winters, who teaches Earth Sciences at Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts.