Tafoya, Jennifer – Tylosaur Clay Figure
This is a figurative clay dinosaur by Jennifer Tafoya. Jennifer has created a unique group of dinosaur figures and vessels for our show, “Land of the Lost”. This figure is a Tylosaur. This is the large piece of the show but was also the most difficult to photograph. There are so many curves and angles to the piece, it is difficult to capture how exceptional it is in person! The entire back and fins of the piece are fully polished. It is fully etched with designs and check out the water designs on the fins! The large tail is flat and curves away from the body as if the Tylosaur is in motion. The head is wonderfully realistic, especially the eyes! The colors are all derived from natural clay slips. The piece is signed on the bottom, “Jennifer Tafoya”.
Jennifer says of her dinosaur figures
“I have always been a huge fan of dinosaurs. I didn’t have a bunch of dolls, I had dinosaurs. If my mother would give me a Barbie doll, I’d give it to my sister. I think working with animals that lived millions of years ago is fascinating and it’s fun learning how they lived.”