Triceracopter

Van Mensvoort
July 17th 2009

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The Triceracopter is half Triceratops, half helicopter. If dinosaurs and technology evolved at the same time, this is what the helicopter might have look like? Built as a sculpture in 1977 by artist Patricia Renick, crafted of fiberglass and built on the frame of a Vietnam era U.S. Army OH6A/Cayuse helicopter.

The piece is now available for the discerning collector/dinopilot. Peculiar object of the week.

Via Joshspear.com. See also: Aquasaurus, Skeleton Car, Skeleton mouse, Animatus, Pacman’s skull. Thanks Jurrian.

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Meg Mounteer
Posted 20/01/2012 – 23:15

Patricia Renick was my instructor at DAAP in 1999...she was an amazing woman, and I love her work!

Koert van Mensvoort
Posted 19/07/2009 – 12:13

Dinosaurs are extinct, the Vietnam war was lost. No, I don't think this thing flies.

Patricia
Posted 19/07/2009 – 05:31

Is this thing flyable?

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Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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