The Paleontology of Chris Wildrick Is Overrated: Skin & Bones II, performed 2008-present at multiple occasions in Ithaca and Syracuse, NY, including a preschool, multiple elementary school classes from kindergarten to 4th grade, a high school class, and random adults at various sites including the New York State Fair. Exhibited at the Redhouse and XL Projects, Syracuse, NY, and the Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY.


As a follow-up to Skin & Bones I, where he asked people to draw the exterior of dinosaurs on top of drawings of dinosaur skeletons, Chris here asked people to sculpt the exterior of dinosaurs on top of plastic dinosaur skeletons.

The idea, once again, was to see what people thought dinosaurs looked like on the outside. As with the first version, the resulting sculptures simultaneously provide a peek into what people think dinosaurs looked like, while they also clearly show how people see dinosaurs as a prop upon which they can let loose their visual imaginations--which is very similar to how they are treated by many professional dinosaur culture creators.

These sculptures were analyzed for morphological tendencies, materials, etc.


Documentation:

Chris designed a poster with an analysis of the sculptures along with a chart that notes the characteristics of each dinosaur:

 

This hour-long video shows each dinosaur from every direction!:

 

 

You can also see pictures of about a third of the dinosaurs here:

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