Arctic palm trees, desert walrus, and the mysterious Desmos of yore: The best of the fossil west from Baja to Barrow

Ray Troll

Self-described “Fin” Artist, Ketchikan, Alaska

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Eternal Coastline coverX copy

“Cruisin’ the Eternal Coastline” book cover art by Ray Troll.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Pacific Forum—11:00 a.m.

In 2011 Alaskan artist Ray Troll and paleontologist Kirk Johnson were awarded Guggenheim fellowships to support their collaborative work on a book entitled Cruisin’ the Eternal Coastline: The Best of the Fossil West from Baja to Barrow. The book will be published in the spring of 2017 along with five elaborately illustrated fossil maps of the west coast states and Canadian provinces.

Johnson is a geologist, paleobotanist, science writer, and the current Sant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Troll is a fine artist and musician who is widely known for his surreal, scientifically inspired artwork in books, museum exhibits, public art, and a popular T-shirt line. This book is a follow up to their previous collaboration Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway.

The book’s goal is to appeal to a broad range of audiences and to expand their awareness of the vast span of geologic time and evolutionary history that surrounds them.

Troll will share photographs and artworks created over the last six years for the book along with tales and anecdotes from their many fossil adventures up and down the west coast.

Print version (PDF)

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