I originally sculpted this hood ornament for the enormous Ford pickup truck that the Field Museum geology crew drove to Wyoming each summer on its annual fossil hunting expedition. The animal pictured is a Titanothere, an extinct relative of the rhinoceros that lived in western North America about 35 million years ago.

My friend and museum lab partner, Steve McCarroll, was an important member of the annual Field Museum team. When he died in 1998, I cast four copies of the original hood ornament in polyurethane and had them chrome plated. Three were sold at an auction which raised funds in Steve's memory. This one, which has an imperfect finish, is still in my possession.