Dear Virge,

The new Staten Island Museum has a giant mastodon bursting through the wall into the museum.
The studio that created it is in Minnesota (if I am not mistaken) and is called Blue Rhino Studios (
It is a beautiful piece and they seem to specialize in museum exhibits. I know you mentioned New England,
but just in case…

The Staten Island Children’s Museum had a giant praying mantis standing guard outside. I believe it is made
of car parts, scrap metal, etc. by a local artist named Lenny Price. It is a really charming addition to the site.

Sounds like a fun exhibit! What is better than a giant ant!

Take care,

Wendy Beth Jackelow, MFA, CM, FAMI
Medical & Scientific Illustration

266 Pelton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310
Tel/fax (718) 273-0002
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