Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

AMNH Subway Art #51

tags: , , , , ,

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…

The site is currently under maintenance. New comments have been disabled during this time, please check back soon.