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T-REX Moves

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CODY, Wyo. - Imagine how it would feel to be driving down the highway and see a full size T-REX pass you. That’s going to happen in Wyoming sometime this week.

66 million years ago, Tyrannosaurus Rex was the fiercest and possibly largest predator of its time. It measured up to 40 feet long, and weighed up to 15,000 pounds. It roamed this area.

Artist Chris Navarro explained, “Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, South Dakota. They found several dinosaur T-Rex’s around this area.”

Navarro was asked to recreate the beast in bronze two years ago. The patron told him, “She wanted light radiating outside the dinosaur’s body.”

Navarro decided to make a T-Rex that was lifelike on one side, and skeletal on the other. The result was not just art.

He said, “It’s a scientific thing, you know. They’ll see the bones and they’ll understand that it’s the skeletal system of our own bodies.”

Navarro is a noted western artist. The twenty eight foot long dinosaur was a challenge for him. It was cast in seventy different molds, then welded together. Now, workers are doing last minute touches.

When they’re finished working on the patina in Cody, the sculpture will be headed down the road to Casper, where its final home will be a museum. It will stand outside the Casper College Tate Geological Museum. And, yes, it will have light radiating outside of its body.

But first, Navarro has to drive the bronze down to Casper. It will be standing straight up on his flatbed trailer.

He said the trip will be a little longer than normal, “Two hundred and sixty miles because I have to go to Buffalo and down to miss all of the overpasses that are too low.”

Navarro said the Tate Museum T-REX is about the size of a young male dinosaur. Its not the largest sculpture Navarro has created. His mammoth stands in front of the Washakie Museum in Worland.

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