I frakking love dinosaurs. To imagine that those outsized ancestors of birds and lizards once pranced around in my backyard has always fascinated me. My extensive childhood research yielded elaborate drawings, dioramas, and time spent pronouncing hilariously long words. I distinctly remember the joy of correcting my parents on the pronunciation of such names as Diplodocus and Dromiceiomimus.
Since May 9 my life has been a nonstop crazy thrillride. That’s the day my son Ethan Louis Mercer was born. His arrival has unearthed my childhood obsession with dinosaurs. I feel like a young nerd again! To celebrate this splendacious time, I’ve made a set of cut-paper scenes depicting my prehistoric pals. Enjoy.