Featured Artist: Kory Bing

We’re proud to have Kory Bing as a contributing artists on the Dinosaur Crate! We sat down with Kory to learn more about her and her art.

1. Who is someone you admire, and why?

David Attenborough is one of my favorite people. He's been spreading the Good News about Life On Earth since the 1950s and hasn't stopped since. He gets very excited about the things he likes and I admire that a lot.

2. Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about? (Other than the obvious!)

I'm like, really good at wiggling my ears.

3. Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Oddly enough, an artist or a paleontologist! I was a very stereotypical Dinosaur Kid when I was 10 and I guess you could say I'm....living the dream.

4. What do you want to make sure you do before you die?

I want to see all the mostly-completed Tyrannosaur rex specimens science have discovered. There's only like 15 of them and most are in the US so I think that's a pretty achievable goal, and also I've already seen SUE and Tufts-Love!

5. What are some causes you care about?

Science education, art advocacy, trans rights, to name a few! I'm very invested in spreading the Good Word of "being passionate about things you like" as I feel like a lot of people are taught as adults that passion is silly or stupid or immature. You don't have to give up your obsessive love of dinosaurs or whatever when you magically become an adult. As long as it doesn't hurt anyone, do whatever it is that makes you happy!

6. What would be your personal motto?

"Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it depends on what you put into it." - Tom Lehrer

7. What Motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?

I want to say something deep or meaningful here, but usually it's because my dog needs to go outside, hah hah.

8. What’s your favorite superpower and is it the one you’d want for yourself?

Shapeshifting I WANT TO BE ALL THE ANIMALS.

9. Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me...

In BED. Sleepy.

10. What’s your favorite Dinosaur?

Corythosaurus! I love it so much I made it my fursona. Because my name is Kory, you see.....

You may find out more about Kory at her website: WWW.KORYBING.COM and you can own an exclusive piece of her art by picking up a Dinosaur Crate!