Artist Paints New Murals at UO

EUGENE, Ore. — It was an artist in action Monday at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

Artist Ray Troll worked on two murals for an upcoming exhibit called Explore Oregon. The exhibit will feature numerous pieces of art emphasizing the natural history of the northwest.

One of the murals was completed Monday and depicts a sabortooth salmon. It took Troll and two assistants 20 hours to complete.

“They have good showbiz appeal, ya know. They’re just big and cool, people pay attention, I mean how can you not love a giant sabertooth salmon?” Troll said.

The second mural featured a ground sloth, an animal also found in Oregon’s history.

The two murals will serve at the backdrop of the Explore Oregon exhibit opening to the public February 2014.

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