The first-ever dinosaur to walk upright is a giant stone sculpture
The first known dinosaur to be upright, a giant sculpture by artist Paul Ostrovsky, will be unveiled next month.
The new sculpture, which will be placed in the center of the new Bicentennial Hall, was unveiled in front of a packed crowd on Friday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington.
It’s a stone sculpture of a huge sauropod, with an upper body that stretches out in all directions.
It is about 6 feet (1.7 meters) tall and weighs over 4 tons (1,200 kilograms).
Ostrovski has been creating art for decades.
His work, which spans many genres of art, is part of a series called “Ostrovski,” a name he chose after a quote by the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin: “If you want to do something good, start by trying to do nothing.”
“I’ve always wanted to create something of this nature, so I had to find the perfect way to make this sculpture,” Ostrovksy said.
“I wanted to make it in a very human way.
The sauropods were made for humans, and I wanted to show the human side of the animals.
I wanted it to look like a living person, so they could interact with the human body.”
The sculpture, titled “A Sustainer,” will be part of the Smithsonian National Museum’s new Bicameral exhibit.
It was originally created in the 1960s and now resides in the Bicentenary Hall of the National Museum.
Ostrovin was inspired to create the sculpture after a visit to a museum that featured the work of his friend Igor Stravinsky, who was born in the town of Ural in 1905.
Stravinksy was fascinated with the giant sculptures and wanted to recreate the animal life on the Russian island.
Stravinsky died in 1917, and the giant sculpture has remained in Ostrovin’s collection ever since.
“I wanted the sculpture to be an expression of the history of the island, of the people, of culture, and of the artists who created it,” Oskol said.
The museum said the sculpture, a 3.8-ton (11,300-pound) mass, will make its first public appearance in front the audience when it opens in late October.