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Florence Riggs
Dinosaurs
about 1993
commercial yarn
38 3/8 x 49 3/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson



Dinosaurs have long fascinated Americans, including Florence Riggs, a resident of Tuba City, Arizona, who envisioned a southwestern landscape populated by pterodactyls, brontosaurs, tyrannosaurs, and other brightly colored dinosaurs. The eggs lying unmolested in small mounds suggest a natural harmony among the prehistoric creatures featured in this complex pictorial design.