Since I am having trouble getting out to roam the city and take pictures, I thought I'd return us to the upstairs subway platform at AMNH for a couple days to look at a few pieces that I haven't yet shared with you.
Mystery bird -- Archeopteryx?
as portrayed in tiles on the downtown stairway landing of the NYC subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).
Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].
Yep, the claws on the anterior border of the wing gives it away. Grrl, you must be the first person to publicize this subway tile work to a wider audience outside your SMSA or whatever.
I love all these mosaics but this one's just a little bit ... disturbing.
I think it's more likely Microraptor than Archaeopteryx. But who knows?
Pretty sure I've seen that exact pose used in drawings of Archaeopteryx before. Great mosaic. ^_^
This one looks a little familiar.