Peter Norton from Gondwana Studios has been around to take down the Hatching The Past exhibition from the Horniman Museum (an unprecedented success!). Looking forward to see it in Cardiff next! We have also continued our task to finish off the Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition… He also came to do wonderful cast of an important British specimen that will feature in the Dinosaur rEvolution and will surprise everybody!
In the meantime he has brought me a cast from Gaston Design for me to customise and finish. Regarding casts, Robert Gaston must be one of my favourite people in the world. This undescribed species of Velociraptor looks like an incomplete, freshly unearthed dog carcass, in perfect 3D glory and with a broken neck!
It also gave me the opportunity to revise some neglected casts that I had somewhere… there’s much you can do with a recently operated eye, and a load of worldwide bad news . Inexpensive. therapeutic fun! After all what would be of Velociraptor without Protoceratops? I must say though that the most fun was customising Archaeopteryx and Confuciusornis,
The world may be crumbling around us, but we live for Science, Palaeontology and education…
As Leonard Cohen would say: we might be ugly but we have the music!