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More Subway Art

Updated: Nov 1, 2023


Houston Street Station MTA

Houston Street


After my post about the Weimaraners my friend, Louanne, reminded me of these amazing mosaics at the Houston Street station on the number 1 line. Designed by Deborah Brown in 1995,


Deborah Brown, Platform Diving, 1994

they show marine creatures frolicking in our subway cars and stations. In 1995 it was amusing, now in the age of climate change and rising sea levels it’s ominous.

But at the moment we have other things to worry about. let’s just enjoy that we have a subway system that believes art is important and if you're avoiding the subway right now, here they are.


MTA, subway mosaic, underwater scene

MTA subway mosaic underwater scene,

MTA, mosaic of whale in the subway

A manatee looking over a reader's shoulder. This one may be my favorite.


MTA, mosaics  in the subway

MTA, mosaic of whale in the subway

MTA, mosaic of whale in the subway

MTA, mosaic of whale in the subway

I'm sorry not to have the whole picture in some of these, but standing with my back to the subway tracks gave me flip flops in my stomach.


Let them inspire us to be active in saving our mother, the earth.




March 15, 2020

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