Step In Time 1: Adult Therapod, Celophysis

12.5” W x 12” H


An experiment in creating a bas-relief dinosaur footprint made with nine layers of fabric, batting, and several layers of quilting. One batik resembles crinoid fossils. The footprint is that of the therapod, Coelophysis which once roamed the state of New York.

photography by Andrew Gillis of Cascadilla Photography

© Ruth A. White

Prehistoric Muses: Artwork Inspired by the Collections of the Museum of the Earth, Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY, September-October 2012.