Anchoring the dinosaur

The plasma cut dinosaur is definitely a bit top heavy. We needed him to be somewhat movable and thus a sturdy (and heavy) base was required. We decided he would be perched on a well weathered log made from concrete. Matt had been bringing in some pretty cool samples of gnarly wood which would serve as the perfect inspiration. He welded up the intricate armature and wired it up in preparation for the mud. Today Matt started the fibreglass reinforced concrete sculpting. It is looking fabulous!

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Dan Sawatzky

Dan Sawatzky is best described as a creative force in the sign industry. He and his wife Janis are owners of Sawatzky’s Imagination Corporation – a small family company that specializes in the design and creation of dimensional theme signs and environments. They tackle projects of any size from small signs to entire theme parks. Their work has garnered numerous international awards and Dan’s articles appear frequently in the sign trade publications. Dan and his crew also host Sign Magic and Sculpting Workshops in their studio a number of times each year with attendees coming from around the world. For more information please visit

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