An impromptu interview with Jerry Carr, the "Dinosaur Man"
Special feature to
bring a worthy cause in rural Maine
into world view via Web cyber culture
J. Carr's artistic world launched online March 16, 2006
During a visit last year to Bangor, Dr. Rodney Chang, director of this virtual museum, became familiar with the unusual art display up in Houlton. One man's life dedication to the outdoor exhibit was brought to his attention by a resident there. Per Truly Virtual Web Art Museum's request, Harrison Roper, a leader of Visions Gallery in Houlton, asked Jerry Carr about his outdoor display.
spoke outside in the afternoon, near his pickup truck. I
wrote down his comments in pencil on a piece of cardboard, in an icy wind and
light snow." - Harrison Roper, March
About his work:
I am a pop artist. Iím into children'sí
civil rights, against killing baby seals in
I am an artist for God Ė God is the artist, and Iím just the
I took a
I make things for fun. I want to make people laugh -
a jack of all trades in art.
I have sometimes community support for my art work, from businesses
for materials and expenses. They help out a bit.
A lot of businesses donate stuff they donít want and I recycle it
for pop art.
This is a hobby, and a labor of love. Iím lazy, but Iím beginning
to like this work Ė building an outdoor museum for kids. I am 63
years old Ė one foot here, one foot in the grave. I hope to finish my
museum before I die.
Iím into UFOs Ė Iíve had experiences with them. They beamed me up.
They come around here once in a while. They donít like what Iím
doing. They even came here in a pickup once to talk to me. They used to come
here a lot. That sort of inspired me into doing this with UFOs.
Roper added, He said the Chamber of Commerce knows about him
and has sent some people up to his place. He has had offers to take his art
to museums, etc. but is not interested.
Roper added, He said the Chamber of Commerce knows about him and has sent some people up to his place. He has had offers to take his art to museums, etc. but is not interested.
Harrison Roper can be contacted at The Visions Gallery, 66
Houlton Chamber of Commerce is at
Online donations can be forwarded to continue the great outdoor sculptural project of Jerry Carr by contacting the Chamber of Commerce. Please help Jerry continue expanding his great works for all the children of the world! He helps promote imagination, fantasy, and creativity among the young.
You can also contact Jerry Carr directly by writing-
His address is:
Carr, the Dinosaur Man
Upper Military St
Dinosaur Man J. Carr's CD -
Call Vision Gallery in Maine to order - telephone - 207-532-9119
All photographs of this feature courtesy of Harrison Roper.