Artwork by Victoria Gray

50 Million Years Ago

50 Million Years Ago

14" x 44" ©2010

The sedimentary layers of the McAbee Fossil Beds, lying in the hoodoos high above the Thompson River west of Kamloops, BC, contain specimens dating back over 50 million years to the Eocene period. Over five dozen plant species have been described from the shale, including more than 40 broadleaves and 17 conifer species as well as a diversity of insects, fish and feathers.Discharge dyeing, painting and threadwork have been used to depict fossils of two types of ginkgo, sassafras and other broadleaves, coniferous plants and a fish. These fossils were found by the artist at this incredible site.

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