Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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The Greenwich Village Murals, 1994.

Artist: Lee Brozgold and the students of P.S. 41. Mosaic and ceramic tiles at Christopher Street/Sheridan Square (Downtown 1 train).

Image: GrrlScientist, 27 December 2008 [larger view].


This mural depicts people who were instrumental in establishing the Village, including an early land developer, the publisher of New York’s first African-American newspaper, a muralist, and a novelist who immortalized Washington Square — all gathered around the great arch.

I have photographed glass tile mosaic artworks from several NYC subway stations now, so far, all are westside Manhattan subway lines; including the Cathedral Parkway/110th Street platform (downtown-bound 1 train only); the mezzanine walls of the 42nd Street (Times Square) for the A, C and E trains; 42nd street/Times Square upstairs platform (1, 2 & 3 trains); 42nd Street/Times Square passageway between the 8th Avenue/Port Authority Bus Terminal (A, C, & E trains), the glass mosaics on stairway wall (between N, Q, W, R and S train mezzanines), and the 7th Avenue/Broadway (1, 2, & 3 trains) platforms; West 66th street/Lincoln Center Station (1 train); West 34th Street/Pennsylvania Station (A, C & E trains); Chambers Street (A & C trains); Houston Street (1 train); and Pennsylvania “Penn” station (1, 2 & 3 trains) [subway art archives] and, my favorite subway station of all, the American Museum of Natural History station at 81st and Central Park West (B & C trains) [AMNH archives].