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Exhibits and other news about the Imaginary Pterosaur project

A new family member

The Imaginary Pterosaur family will soon have a new member: Tupandactylus imperator. Anhanguera’s body is also on the way. These are the skulls of the three imaginary pterosaurs so far (on a 1.00 x 1.20 m sheet of XPS foam):

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Anhanguera has also gained new front (rostrum) teeth (it looks a lot more like the fossil now), and brain cavities; I also improved the shape of the head and the eye cavities.

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A new exhibit for Guidraco

The exhibit The Imaginary Pterosaur was transferred to a new museum, for only four days (SESC Centro, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil) during a multicultural event that happens during Carnival. It is flying over a garden facing the audience. After this exhibit it will travel back to São Paulo.

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The pterosaur is back to the museum

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From January 18th to February 8th the Imaginary Pterosaur can be seen at Museu de Arte Assis Chateaubriand (MAAC) in Campina Grande, PB (Brazil).

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Besides the skeleton, the exhibit also includes educational panels about pterosaurs and paleontology, and a section with photos showing the process used to build the model out of foam.

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Visitors also get a free cut-out-your-own-pterosaur kit!

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Mustache & os Apaches starring Guidraco!

A videoclip from the Brazilian band Mustache & os Apaches shows a full-sized pterosaur skeleton hanging on the wall. It was recorded during the Serrinha Art Festival and The Imaginary Pterosaur was used as part of the scenery.

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There is a pterosaur in the museum

At XIII Festival de Arte de Areia (Areia, PB, Brazil)

During the first two days, it was flying over everyone.

During the last two days, it was in a “taking off” position.

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Guidraco will travel again!

The Imaginary Pterosaur was invited to participate in an exhibit during an art festival next week (13o. Festival de Artes de Areia, in Areia, PB, Brazil). So, one more time, the skeleton was unassembled. Now it can fit nicely in a small 60x20x25 cm box.

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Guidraco is back

After a week flying over an atelier during an art festival, it now hangs once more in my living room.

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In the air (2)

At the Serrinha Art Festival, in Bragança Paulista, São Paulo.

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In the air

At the Serrinha Art Festival, in Bragança Paulista, São Paulo.

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The pterosaur in Wikipedia

The head of the Imaginary Pterosaur was modeled after a fossil of a pterosaur skull discovered recently in China called Guidraco venator (Ghost dragon). A photo of my model was used as a cover illustration by the authors of the article about Guidraco in Wikipedia.

Article about Guidraco in Wikipedia, illustrated with a photo from this blog.

(Most of the photos from this blog are available in Flickr and can be used anywhere according to the terms of the Creative Commons license)

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