Story by Alan J. Bartels
Fairbury’s downtown district contains a wealth of artistic architecture, antique relics of a bygone era. Inside on of those old buildings, artwork of another kind jarringly takes us back in time.
Stepping in to Thom Hunt’s studio is like stepping back 65 million years. A guard dog in the form of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, muth agape and saliva dripping from its 8-inch long, daggar-like teeth greets guests.
This lifelike lizard king is a signature for Hunt, known to felow artists as Dinosaur Man. He’s not a painter or a sculptor. He’s both of those and more. His medium is concrete.
(The full story appeared in the November/December 2013 issue of Nebraska Life Magazine.)
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