Reconstructing Fedexia

Today’s sign is a bit of a different one. It comes from the Carnegie’s superb family gallery that lays out a fun and informative A-Z of museums, what they do, how they work, and why they are important. Here is a lovely display about the reconstruction of a fossil taxon by noted artist Mark Klingler.

While I have seen a number of signs and exhibits about producing like reconstructions of fossil animals, but these tend to focus on fleshing out skeletons and issues of colour patterns, but here it’s devoted more to the art itself. Sure those issues are present here as well, but there’s things about composition and structure. It’s a level of depth I don’t think I have seen before for this subject and it was well presented, especially in a gallery of the museum focused at a younger audience.

8 Responses to “Reconstructing Fedexia”

  1. 1 Heinrich Mallison 01/12/2011 at 10:35 pm

    good Freudian typo there: lie reconstructions!

  2. 3 Ellamenno 07/12/2011 at 2:34 am

    So…. Why is it called Fedexia? Is there some sort of joke involved?

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