There is a Prehistoric Mastodon in Queens, NYC. It is seen daily by hundreds of elementary school children and their teachers. This Mastodon and its favorite food the Honey Locust Tree was created by artist Alec Thibodeau as a public art commission titled “Epoch Travelers” for New York City Elementary School PS 360. If you want an overload of cute, check out their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ps360stalbans.
The challenges when photographing a Mastodon, in this case, were limited space and a very reflective surface of polished marble into which the Mastodon and Honey Locust drawings were etched.
The artwork itself was inspired by an 1858 find of Mastodon bones from Baisley Pond dredging a few miles from the installed work. Check out more of Alec’s excellent work here http://alecthibodeau.com/.