Big Bend T. Rex portrait for The Dallas Museum of Natural History
Geologic period: Cretaceous
Tyrannosaurus Rex, Quetzalcoatlus and Alamosaurus
About this image:
Karen's work for The Dallas Museum of Natural History received a gold citation in the 22nd Annual Mitchell A. Wilder Publication Design Awards Competition, sponsored by the Texas Association of Museums. The award recognized the DMNH's "Big Bend T-Rex" poster, designed by Karen and incorporating her mural.
Tyrannosaurus Rex's six-inch teeth have been described as looking like "lethal bananas" because of their size and curved shape. But while Rex was undoubtedly fierce, carrion and scavenging may have supplied some of his -— or her -— diet.
Karen's "Big Bend T. Rex" captures a moment in the Cretaceous Period of what is now far west Texas, in the area known as Big Bend. In addition to Rex, Karen's mural includes Quetzalcoatlus, the giant aviators of the Cretaceous skies, and herds of Alamosaurus, appearing both as a grazing herd in the background as a T. Rex main course in the foreground.