Van Mensvoort
July 17th 2009

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 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.

Posted 19/07/2009 – 05:31

Is this thing flyable?

Should men be able to give birth to children?

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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