Dinobird was born in the midst of winter, at the time of the year when the sun only peaks above the horizon for a few hours, if there’s a clear sky. Dinobird is the artic cousin of the mexican alebrijes, inspired by their detailed, colorful and imaginary designs made in paper maché or wood.
Dinobird evolved during a skiing trip above the tree line, in the mountains of Tärnaby, Sweden. I imagined this creature in a winter vesture and that he should be roaring the mountains in the northern lights and arctic conditions, offering a friendly encounter.
His feet have integrated, dynamic micro spikes for better traction on ice. The legs and feet have pine forest camo that maybe, just maybe change appearance according to the subsoil. I believe it is just as possible as the northern lights.
Dinobird is a cloth maché creature. The base is paper maché with an outer layer of textile strips. It measures 20 cm from nose to tail, is 26 cm high and 13 cm wide.
It is made of newspaper, cardboard, glue made of white flour and water, wire scraps and used curtain hooks, cotton strips from used clothing, air hardening clay, white glue and acrylic paint.
Dinobird belongs to a private collector.