Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

AMNH Subway Art #51

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I think this is a Damselfly (but which species?)
as portrayed in tiles on the stairway up to the ground level of the NYC subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).

Image: GrrlScientist 2008.. [wallpaper size].

Read more about the AMNH tile artworks and see the AMNH tile artworks photographic archives — with all the animals identified.


  1. #1 Andre the BFG
    February 24, 2008

    Ha! You’ve been spoofed!

    It’s actually a parrot. Strigops Novoeboracum subterranicus. And it’s not art. It’s a fossil, from the days when the Strigopini ruled the caves.

  2. #2 Anon
    February 24, 2008

    Musta been really moving when it hit that wall…

  3. #3 Kelly
    February 24, 2008

    Andre, I didn’t know fossils turn into mosaics if exposed to NYC air. Wow. I wonder what dinosaur fossils would look like if we plastered them all over NYC…

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