History comes to life

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) - A local artist has brought one of the most popular dinosaurs back to life -- sort of.

A life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex has been created with a special styrofoam which will be used to make a mold for a bronze statue slated to be installed on a Wyoming college campus.

The 27-foot long bronze T-Rex will live at Casper College, but the local creator is happy to have been a part of the project no matter where it ends up.

"it is pretty cool, you know the numbers of people that will see it over the next 50 or 100 years or how ever long, to think I had something to do with it is pretty awesome," says Forrest Hoskins, owner of Moon Scapes.

$7,000 worth of styrofoam was used to create T-Rex, which stands just 12 feet tall. The bronzing process and installation won't be finally complete until next year, even though the styrofoam dino well be sent to Wyoming next week.

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