Okay, I confess, my personal interest in trilobites extends beyond passive observation. Sometimes I make trilobites of varying degrees of paleontological accuracy. The creation above was commissioned by my friend who wanted something that was not necessarily a representation of any actual trilobite fossil, so this is what I made for him.
I've also made some attempts at creating speculative visions of trilobites as they may have appeared while they were living millions of years ago, as well as enlarged versions of fossilized trilobites. Many of these sculptures form part of The Trilobite Show, an online exhibit created in collaboration between myself and multidisciplinary artist Michel Gagne.
These works can take anywhere from a three to seventy hours to complete, depending on their complexity and accuracy. So now you know the truth. Sometimes I make trilobites.